Hampton Roads, Virginia-based rock band The New Mutiny dropped a new single on September 11—and you need to listen. “Echo of You” is a melodic monster—in a good way. But don’t get too caught up in the music without paying attention to the lyrics, which are skillfully written by the band’s lead singer Jason.
Given that September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the timing of the song’s release is on point. While the song is dark, there is an element of hope in the lyrics. “We’ve come a long way toward normalizing mental health care and removing the stigma of seeking professional help, or even just being open to discussing things like depression. But we’ve got a long way to go, so we need to continue advocating and taking care of each other.”
Especially in 2020, this is hugely important. Many people turn to music in dark times, and 2020 has not been easy for anyone. “[The song] has a positive resolution as it comes to an end,” says one of the band’s guitarists, Jeremy. We all hope for the same as we close out this year.
On a lighter note, “Echo of You” is, simply put, an awesome song. If The New Mutiny set out to get your head nodding and your mind thinking, they’ve certainly achieved their goal. Don’t miss this one, and keep an eye out for more music over the next several weeks.