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Softcult take on the climate crisis and corporate greed on new track ‘Drain’

Canadian shoegaze outfit Softcult have returned with a new single, “Drain,” taking aim at corporate greed and the climate crisis. The song arrives with a video directed, produced, and edited by one half of the twin sibling duo, Mercedes Arn-Horn.

Softcult will release a new EP, see you in the dark, next spring.

Check out the video below.

“It’s disgusting how making a profit is a higher priority for those in power than a sustainable environment,” Mercedes says in an official release.

“Seeing hollow shows of performative ‘action’ from these world leaders and multi-million dollar companies that don’t offer any actual solutions just adds to my frustration, because it feels like we’re being manipulated and lied to in the most disgustingly condescending way,” she continued.

“There are people out there who could end world hunger right now in exchange for 10% less of their billions. There are legislations that could reverse climate change in time to save this dying planet and spare future generations a pretty horrific existence. But these bloated fucking dragons would rather die hoarding more wealth than they could ever spend in a lifetime than part with a little to help save the world. To think these billionaires actually give a shit about us or our quality of life is just naïve. So because of the one percent’s greed, their legacy will be our eventual extinction.”

Twin siblings Mercedes (she/her) and Phoenix (they/them) Arn-Horn makeup Softcult. They craft shoegaze-inspired dream-pop in the vein of Alvvays, Slowdive, and Luna. With several EPs already under their wing, Softcult will release another in spring 2023.

Check out Softcult’s Indie88 Live  Session.


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