“Luck of the Draw” starts and stops without warning, lunging forward with reckless abandon as a cool guitar chunks away behind pained vocals.
Forebear makes mountainous indie rock, a wildly crescendoing and decrescendoing style that’s reminiscent of a mix between classic Hollywood soundtracks and straight-ahead guitar-heavy stuff a la Surfer Blood. “Luck of the Draw” starts and stops without warning, lunging forward with reckless abandon as a cool guitar chunks away behind pained vocals. Lugubrious strings pin up a mournful chorus, male and female vocals duetting as the guitar jangles and the drums thud mutely. It’s drab in the best way, the kind of blasé rock which belies real sadness and anger below.
"This song channels that scene from Clockwork Orange where Alex is shown a series of horrifying images with his eyes pried open, in order to program his mind accordingly,” says the band. “The chorus insists that the only option we have is to not stay still and consume the noise, if we want to rise above the influence of people who don't have our best interests in mind."
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