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Hundredth Premiere New Song “Iridescent”


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Hundredth have concluded their digital single series with the below debut of “Iridescent“. It’s the fourth track to emerge from the band this year via that series. Frontman Chadwick Johnson commented of the song, stating that it’s about:

“…Taking meticulous care of something—whether it be a relationship or project—for a long time, and then one day you realize that even though you cared so much for it, it’s not ultimately up to you whether it thrives or not. And even trying to make it thrive almost adds a pressure that could potentially ruin it. It’s a song about letting things happen and just trying to get through.

The lyric ‘Free falling now ’cause we’re hooked on synthetic light/An iridescent lie’ is the realization that we are never really in control, and the beauty is actually in the experience. And even if it’s just an illusion, everything looks different from a different angle. The goal is experience instead of expectation.”

Speaking via a newly published interview with Altpress.com on how he feels some of the band’s audience from their earlier hardcore days have grown alongside them as the band transitioned into their more shoegaze friendly incarnation, Johnson offered:

“I think a lot of people found themselves growing, too. We always operated on the fringes, anyway. A little more metal. We had choruses in 2011 when no hardcore band were writing choruses that weren’t more punk-influenced. We managed to find an open-minded group of people that were checked into other hardcore or deathcore bands but were also listening to more melodic-leaning stuff.

That listener has progressed like we have. I think the majority of people who follow our band are of the same mindset. I think it’s rare, but I am extremely grateful that people are still plugged in. It makes me feel that maybe I’m not out of my mind, and I’m able to connect with people at some level outside of this box I was in before.”

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