In the midst of a disordered world, we are constantly bombarded with news that evokes visceral reactions – too often, it seems, of despair. Our coping mechanisms vary, teetering between the salvific and the ruinous, all with the power to forge or shatter relationships.
Social Order’s latest, emotionally-charged darkwave single, “All My Life,” serves as a raw elegy to this contemporary dystopia, capturing the essence of our shared experience in navigating life’s chaotic landscape. The single continues the band’s exploration into the subjects of romanticizing the past, depression, and the complicated feelings inherent in toxic relationships. Evoking 80s synthpop ballads such as Electronic’s “Getting Away With It” and the pathos of Big Country, Icehouse, Talk Talk, and ABC, “All My Life” packs a powerful punch. It bleeds earnestness, a most welcome emotion in a world caught up in the web of cynicism. We need to feel, and connect.
“All My Life”started as just a couple guitar chords and verse lyrics, which leaned towards more of wanting to save someone who is lost and caught up in the postmodern age that we live in,” remarks vocalist Mason Musso. “But as the song took shape, it turned into a tragic love story of staying with someone who’s self-destructive.”
Amidst the desolation of 2020, Social Order emerged as a beacon of creativity and connection. Their mission: to combat the crushing weight of isolation through the power of collaborative artistry. By fusing catchy pop melodies with a synth-driven post-punk aesthetic, this trio of musical mavericks has forged a sound that is uniquely their own. What sets Social Order apart is their fierce independence. They write, record, produce, and mix their own material, and even handle all of their own video production and digital visual content.
Mason Musso (Metro Station), Anthony Improgo (Metro Station, Parade of Lights), and Andrew Ward (Nuwave Fighters) later partnered with Audioneer/UMG Philippines to unleash a six-song release entitled “How To Lie.”
“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,” explains Musso.
“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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