Sometimes things end, whether it’s the right time or not. Whether it’s friendships, relationships or lives we’ve all been there left wondering what happened and where it all went wrong. There doesn’t have to be a new beginning or a new start to something either. You have to stand back up and keep moving forward and look to improve.
Ohio’s The Plot In You tell a tale of moving forward and dealing with things that were just left to end with their fifth studio album and second via Fearless Records, Swan Song is set to release on September 17, 2021. The band looks to flush out all the negativity around things ending with hammering distortions, towering melodies and cathartic lyrics to wave off the darkness to create a sense of clarity.
The first track on the album, “Letters to a Dead Friend” sets the tone for the record as vocalist Landon Tewers demonstrates a little bit of everything from clean vocals to icy lyrics all boosted by the glitchy beat that echoes through the record. The track discusses the guilt of feeling like you could have done more to save someone you lost. The trend of icy lyrics continues into “Paradigm,” where a stomping groove comes into a catchy chorus that lulls the listener into a false sense of security. Tewers tells the tale of how fans in entertainment look up to creators as gods and the toxic relationship it creates when you idolize people who do not care about you.
The final track on the record is “Freed” which goes into a slower, softer distortion creating an atmosphere that something is lurking and is trying to come back up despite all the work put into letting it go and being free.
From start to finish, The Plot In You have created an album that takes listeners on a journey of acceptance and one that looks to help fans move forward from the negative feelings they have been left with after things that have ended.
Catch The Plot In You as they support Silverstein alongside Can’t Swim this winter. Don’t forget to support the band and preorder Swan song Due on Friday, September 17, 2021.