Straight off the back of explosive single Throwaway, Oslo-based alt-rock outfit Lazy Queen, who we have interviewed in the July issue of Gscene, continue down the rabbit hole of exploring the complex nature of addiction on new single, Sober, which explores the ongoing struggle of sobriety in an addictive personality.
Henrik, the band’s guitarist and lead singer, elaborates: ‘Growing up, I wish I’d been presented with a more nuanced picture of what recovery looks like. More often than not, I don’t really see the Hollywood-perfect story arc of heroically fighting your daemons, finding resolution and living happily ever after that we’re presented in a lot of media fitting into real life.
‘Recovery isn’t linear, it’s continuous work, and it’s okay to make mistakes along the way. It’s been important to me to remind myself that I’m not a total failure just because I haven’t reached that ‘perfect place’ yet, even though it might feel like it. It’s that frustration we wanted to capture in the song.’
The new single Sober sonically appropriates that despondent, empty feeling after the party has come to a painful ending. Still emboldened with the raw, Lazy Queen spirit – it’s a potent, yet melancholic exploration of working to find balance and normality.
To listen to the new track, CLICK HERE.
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Picture credit: Lukka Fogie