US band Together Pangea have gifted us with a brand new song that was left off their 2017 record Bulls And Roosters.
‘Praise’ didn’t fit “stylistically” with the rest of the record, according to bassist Danny Bengston so they’ve held it until now to release it.
It’s fuzzier and more chaotic than anything that featured on their third LP but no less deserved of being heard. Its lyrics are emotionally deep, exploring the relationship between love and religion.
Bengston says that it was written while he was in rehab, thinking about his upbringing and subsequent feelings about faith.
“When you’re in rehab religion and “higher power” is brought up a lot – I had a hard time with that since I grew up going to a Lutheran school and rejected the whole religion thing pretty early on in life. The only thing that’s ever felt religious to me is love and intimacy,” he says.
“‘Praise’ is about loosing that religious feeling with love as a result of repetition, and the fear of emotional bankruptcy as a result of not being able to make up my mind on what I actually want out of a relationship.”
The band are set to embark on an Australian tour with our very own Bleeding Knees Club next week playing nine dates across the country. It’s the first time they’ve ever visited the country.
Check out ‘Praise’ below.