Boston’s Sunshine Riot has a new one out today! This new single, “Looking at the Past,” is the band’s first release of 2023 and first taste of their new album, Loud, Bright and Violent. The new EP was recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and will be released in April.
Vocalist/Guitarist Jonny Orton had the following to say about the new single:
“The song sort of exists in two places. The first half, I think, is the internal narrative of a character who has taken a long time to change, I suppose for the better, and is reflecting on their past while attempting to assure themselves and others they weren’t too late in putting their wilder and lesser ways down. The song then transitions, fairly loudly, to the story of a completely fictional character named John Prescott, who is being sentenced to death for murder and eventually finds himself in purgatory — which he determines to be a fate worse than death.”
Stream “Looking at the Past” below and keep checking back for more from Sunshine Riot!