Singled Out: Lotus Crush's Hearts And Minds
Anyone who doesn't have their head in the sand when it comes to the state of the world, must surely be worried about where we are. It's a fascinating, worrying and dangerous time to be alive. I've felt for some time, that we have nevermore been pushed and pulled harder than in this digital age of rhetoric, editorial and propaganda. It's hard for anyone to filter out the truth from the noise and distractions with governments, corporations, brands, religious groups, the good, the bad and the ugly all vying for our attention, loyalty and money.
Since hearing records growing up by the likes of Pink Floyd, I've been fascinated by the dark dystopian universe they often paint in their music and our first single, "Hearts And Minds," is very much in that vein. Not least because I think we're living in that oppressive place now. Pay your bills. Pledge allegiance. Pay your taxes and mind what you say. We're there. And it's hard to not feel worried about where we go from here. I felt I had to talk about it and naturally it came out sounding a little pissed off. "Hearts And Minds" kind of broke the floodgates and set the tone for a lot of the record in terms of its lyrical content. There's other theme's on there too, but it seems I'm annoyed enough about the world we live in to keep coming back to it. "Hearts And Minds" is that first punch.