In a universe tangled with turmoil, we are persistently besieged by information that incites profound emotional reactions, predominantly feelings of despair. Our coping mechanisms oscillate between paths of salvation and paths of ruin, each possessing a powerful ability to either foster relationships or fracture them beyond repair. Amidst this whirlwind, our constant pursuit remains steadiness, even as we sail the unpredictable seas of the human condition.
A distinguishing trait of Social Order lies in their extraordinary self-sufficiency. The triad, composed of Mason Musso (Metro Station), Anthony Improgo (Metro Station, Parade of Lights), and Andrew Ward (Nuwave Fighters), exhibits their formidable independence in every creative stage. They write, record, produce, and mix their own compositions, further extending their artistic autonomy to include video production and digital visual design, thereby maintaining complete control over their creative expression.
Social Order’s newest musical offering, “Boys,” persistently delves into the labyrinth of human emotions, focusing on the complexities of romanticizing the past, grappling with depression, and navigating the intricate maze of toxic relationships. Channeling the nostalgic echoes of 80s synthpop ballads -emotive depth of Big Country, Icehouse, Talk Talk, and ABC, in particular – this track lands a potent blow, seeping with a sincerity that feels like a healing balm in a world ensnared in cynicism’s complex web.
Listen to “Boys” below:
In an impressive display of self-sufficiency, Social Order has evolved into an entirely autonomous entity. They pen their own narratives, breathe life into their words through recording, polish their work in production, and refine the sonic texture in the mixing process. The band’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, Social Order orchestrates 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.”