Following the bright nostalgia of their latest music video, “Sunshine,” Teenage Wrist have dropped a new single, ‘Diorama’.
As “Diorama” unfolds, an electronic drumbeat is joined by psychedelic synths and a soaring melody, marrying alternative rock with the band’s signature shoegaze sound.
On its existential lyricism, vocalist, guitarist and bassist Marshall Gallagher explains: “It’s about seeing the world through your own microscopic lens, and how all the insignificance, irony and existential dread are magnified by the technology we’ve become dependent on. We all know this feeling, looking at your phone for hours, watching everything unfold and crumble. All the tragedy and injustice outside your walls, and the feeling of utter uselessness against it. Yet life goes on and you continue existing.”
The initial idea for “Diorama” came about while Marshall was at producer Nat Motte’s (Maroon 5, 3OH!3) house as they made beats.
“I played this weird chord/melody thing out of nowhere and when he pitch-shifted it down a whole octave, I knew it had to be a Wrist song immediately,” he explains of the dreamy tone.
“From there, we kept letting really dope instrumentalists and producers add layers to it- Anthony Salazar (Teenage Wrist) of course with the breakbeat, Kevin McCombs (All Time Low, Papa Roach) chopping and reversing, Ryan from Holy Fawn coming in with the synth assist – and it became something pretty moving.”
Check out the video for ‘Diorama’ below.