Alternative band Set It Off faces reincarnation with their latest single “Skeleton,” available worldwide now Fearless Records. With a metaphor of stripping one’s flesh to unveil unyielding bone, “Skeleton” centres on liberating your core self from your negative, internalised facades and influences. Set It Off sings of unapologetically embracing yourself in an effort to breathe new life within. “Skeleton” is the lead single of their upcoming album Elsewhere, which promises to divulge further vulnerability and open varied moods and worlds for listeners.
A hauntingly melancholic piano opens up to a Pop Rock guitar and driving drumbeat in “Skeleton.” Lyrics of breaking down to become whole empower the melodic song until it increasingly emboldens and ascends to a frantic rap. Accentuating their words, an energised climax of harmonies demands listeners to shout along. While Set It Off was creating “Skeleton” in the studio, the jump tempo excited singer Cody Carson, as he anticipated the potential crowd reaction. The music video for “Skeleton” sees Set It Off revamping their image with pops of “bright neon colours mixed with macabre imagery,” a shift that certainly matches their reinvigorated, musical energy.
Emphasising the single’s message of daring to be authentic, singer Cody Carson says“it’s so important to me that you know me for who I am, at my core, at my best and at my worst. Being vulnerable shouldn’t come with a rain cloud overhead and it certainly shouldn’t be frowned upon. It should be encouraged. Through life‘s bumps and bruises I’ve learned it’s easier spent stripping away the fear of letting go and saying how you feel, when you feel it. It’s ok to be vulnerable. It’s ok to be a Skeleton.”
Speaking from his own personal battle against stigmas of bisexuality, drummer Maxx Danziger echoes Carson’s sentiment, refusing to pretend to be someone else to placate others. “There’s so much outside pressure swaying us to act the way others think we should whether it’s your interests, hobbies, sexuality, career, gender identity, etc. The ability to block out that noise, find your true self, and be that person 100% is real vulnerability and real bravery.”
Check out ‘Skeleton’ via your preferred streaming service or check out the video below.
Set it Off will be returning to the UK in February 2022 for their rescheduled tour. You can see the band at the following dates:
22nd February – o2 Institute Birmingham
24th February – Tramshed Cardiff
25th February – o2 Ritz Manchester
26th February – Riverside Newcastle
28th February – Garage Glasgow
1st March – Stylus Leeds
3rd March – Waterfront Norwich
4th March – Heaven London
Tickets are on sale now.