PREMIERE: Zeropolis takes a trip through society and comes out with 'Social Jet Lag'
We’ve all been there: in a new social group where we feel like we don’t belong. There are some who take it gracefully by stepping aside and understanding that it’s not their thing; others eventually find a groove within the crew and find out it’s not so bad after all. But then there are others who feel the pressure to change their inner selves to climb the metaphorical social ladder; to gain honor through unworthy means by disfiguring themselves. Even if temporary, the damage is done, and has unforeseen consequences before it’s too late. This is exactly what Zeropolis explores on their latest single ‘Social Jet Lag’ which can be streamed for the first time directly below.
Zeropolis is the child of two former French citizens who met through the London DIY punk scene. They had one goal: create sleazy electronic post-punk that’s danceable whilst keeping true to their punk roots by way of stark and meaningful lyrics. They dive into topics such as technological fatigue, depression, social inequalities, work life, and the nuclear family. The duo spoke on the single and had this to say:
Lyrically, the song delves into the lives of individuals who dream of upward social mobility so intensely that it consumes them, ultimately leading to constant dissatisfaction. It sheds light on a fascinating paradox, where people strive to fit into a group that rejects them, oblivious to the fact that they are, in essence, belittling their own social class.
‘Social Jet Lag’ will release on September 29th, 2023 via AnalogueTrash Records and will be featured on their forthcoming album “1000 Walls” to be released later this year.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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