Broken apart on the inside
Running from things that I can’t hide
She can’t believe in things that never mattered to me
Navigating the turbulent aftermath of an abusive relationship is an experience laden with emotional complexities. Often, individuals find themselves ensnared in a maelstrom of self-doubt and devaluation, wrestling with feelings of worthlessness. Such sentiments can, tragically, drive some to contemplate profound self-destructive actions.
In the evolving world of Social Order, self-reliance is palpably evident. The ensemble, comprising Mason Musso of Metro Station, Anthony Improgo (both from Metro Station and Parade of Lights), and Andrew Ward (Nuwave Fighters), showcase a remarkable self-determination in every facet of their artistry. Not only do they pen, record, and fine-tune their own pieces, but they also extend their creative grasp to the realms of video and digital visual craft, ensuring an unadulterated vision of their artistic intent.
Their new single Crime, with its passionate anthemic chorus evoking Big Country, Johnnny Dynamite, Korine, and China Crisis, serves as a beacon for those navigating these dark waters by offering a lifeline of understanding and compassion. It feels like a friend’s warm hug; a heart-to-heart with a loved one over a pint of Häagen-Dazs. By artfully delving into the depths of these emotions, the song seeks to be a salve for the wounded, a reminder that they’re not alone in their struggles. And it does it with great empathy, with its ethereal synth pads, deeply earnest vocals, and splashes of dreamy pop.
“Crime was written for people coming out of abusive relationships,” says Musso. “One thing that we hear a lot is how worthless people feel after dealing with that kind of toxic situation to the point of even wanting to cause self harm. Crime was written for those who are at their lowest.”
The band has released a lyric video for the track, which you can watch below.
Crime was mixed and mastered by Trey Frye of Korine.
Social Order’s prowess extends beyond the auditory realm, with their hands reaching into the visual sphere as well, where they helm their own video production and digital visual content. With their multi-faceted skills and unyielding artistic vision, the band’s members orchestrate every aspect of their craft, curating a wholly authentic and deeply personal audiovisual experience.
“It feels energizing to be creative in all aspects, especially during these unprecedented times,” says Musso. “We definitely drew inspiration from artists we admire for the aesthetic of this new music, but we also poured our feelings and lives into the production and lyrical content of these songs….With all that people have been going through these last few years, we felt the theme of the songs had to reflect that. Sometimes exploring that darkness can be cathartic. We hope our music takes you on that journey.”
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