Northern California’s electric pop artist Little Brain steps forward with his new release, ‘New Normal’. Not shying away from the charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, Little Brain infuses his music with reflective and challenging themes. Accompanying the audio experience, which you can get here, there is a video as well for the track. The ‘New Normal’ has debuted and is now out today.
Little Brain’s latest track, ‘New Normal’, hits right in the feels about the moment you realize that a once solid connection with someone is no more. It’s about confronting the harsh truth that a friend, someone who was once in sync with your deepest thoughts and fun times, now looks past the essence of who you are. The song taps into that jarring sense of loss and the gaping ideological divide that can’t be bridged. Many of us have all been there. And in theses politically charged times, you might be finding yourself there.
Crafted amidst the solitude imposed by the pandemic, the song strikes a chord with the unsettling transition into what became known as the “new normal.” Little Brain channels the collective sentiment of navigating through a time where the fabric of familiar society seemed to fray, urging a steadfast adherence to one’s principles. I think one thing is clear; ‘New Normal’ is not merely a musical composition but a statement on the necessity of standing firm against the tide, and a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in maintaining integrity in times of trial.
In his lyrics, Little Brain addresses the poignant transition, crafting a musical homage to personal evolution and the bittersweet farewell to once harmonious alliances. ‘New Normal’ is an invitation to the listener to embrace their convictions with unwavering resolve.
Musically, I would say the song paints an aural landscape that oscillates between contemplation and intensity. The track begins with subdued electronic tones, creating a somber mood that hints at the introspection to follow. This mellow opening acts as the calm before the storm, lulling you into a reflective state.
As the song progresses to the chorus, there’s a stark shift—the instrumentation swells, erupting into a powerful wave of sound that embodies frustration. This sonic crescendo mirrors the escalating tensions and emotional turmoil expressed in the lyrics. The music amplifies the sentiment of the words, adding a visceral layer to the message.
The lyrics themselves are a candid interrogation of social dynamics, questioning the sustainability of relationships in an age of division. “Do you see it yet? How to lose all your friends to whataboutisim and their view” The song probes the theme of alienation, of being on the receiving end of “whataboutisms” and myopic viewpoints that fail to see beyond personal confines.
I would say that the track challenges you to scrutinize your own understanding and empathy, critiquing the ease with which people speak on matters that don’t affect them directly. The song is a commentary on the absence of self-reflection in public discourse, “You don’t understand what’s not about you but it won’t keep you from speaking.’
Through these words, Little Brain calls out the often-one-sided narratives that dominate conversations, highlighting a common reluctance to accept responsibility or consider alternate perspectives. I mean, it seems so hard for some folks to just say, ‘I don’t know enough about their topic to have an informed opinion’.
With its mellow beginnings and explosive choruses, the song captures the essence of personal upheaval and the societal shifts that accompany it.
The piercing lyrics serve as a mirror to our times, reflecting the discomforting truths about interaction and understanding in an age where the concept of ‘normal’ is ever-changing. Little Brain has not only created a song but has also offered a space for reflection—a musical prompt to evaluate the way we connect with each other and the world around us. He has crafted an experience that is both a personal catharsis and a universal narrative, resonating with anyone who has felt the tectonic plates of their inner world shift.