Alexisonfire have unleashed another raucous new track, “Complicit,” which explores themes of white privilege, racism, and misogyny.
The new track is quintessential Alexisonfire, with distorted, driving guitar lines, a heavy drum beat, and a delicate balance between George Pettit’s grainy screams and Dallas Green’s melancholic wails. The harmonies in this track really carry it forward, as Pettit and Green’s vocal lines compliment each other perfectly.
“‘Complicit’ is about recognizing the unfair advantages that we are afforded as white, heterosexual males,” Pettit explains in a statement. “It’s about rejecting regressionist ideas of racism, misogyny, and hetero supremacy. It’s about accepting that there is no freedom and no future in a world that is not inclusive.”
Listen to “Complicit” below.
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