Today, December 20th, marks the release of Hoarseman’s newest single, “Destroy, Destroy.” The first single since the June EP, Dance Music, the song was recorded with Rose Records and a collection of other people all featured in the Instagram post below.
“Destroy, Destroy” is not the angry “destroy all” song you expect it to be based on it’s repetitive name. Rather, it’s slow and sad; a ballad bemoaning past mistakes and inner insecurities. At just under five minutes, the song surrounds you in emotions associated with self-inflicted imprisonment.
Mentions of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun in spite of warnings, and Shakespeare’s tragedies further drive home the theme of self-inflicted misery; lyrics alluding to raging insecurities and woes stemming from poor decisions (or, decisions that ended poorly) threaten to wash you away. The music — a sad, echoing melody — haunts your ears long after the song ends, lingering, leaving behind a melancholic feeling.
Check out the single below and be sure to follow Hoarseman on all social media and music streaming sites.