So there’s no surprises around the corner, I think its only fair that I warn you, about my disorder’.
So begins Disorder, the new single from Shropshire based band Social Confusion. Disorder is the first single from the band as a three piece and its lyrical story focusses on the struggles of mental health and keeping those problems hidden. It’s a good tune too, a reflective, melancholic indie rocker reminiscent of Slide Away by Oasis and Urban Hymns era the Verve.
The band formed in 2012 but only released their first single Come Outside last year. Their debut was swiftly followed up by a self-titled EP, and then the change in line up saw a new sound developing. The band teamed up with producer Sam Bloor and recorded Disorder, and their next single That’s Life.
After the recording session the band spoke about the possibility of filming a video, and possibly making a film for which their music would become the soundtrack for, with the Disorder video the first idea to come from these conversations. The video, which you can see here, was directed by the band and features a nameless character watching them perform Disorder on television in a empty room, alone and cut off from the world. The wearing of a gas mask (kind of an unofficial logo for the band) represents the individuals need to hide his true self, his depression and his demons.
If you play Disorder and Come Outside back to back, you can see how far the band have evolved in a relatively short time. The band seem genuinely excited about exploring new ideas as a three piece, so it will be interesting to see how they progress beyond the next single in 2020.
That’s Life will be released in early 2020. You can see the band play at HMV Shrewsbury on the 15th February at 3pm.