As one of the most promising bands in the UK right now, GRAPHIC NATURE have continued to build their hype with the release of their new single Headstone. Taken from their upcoming debut album A Mind Waiting To Die, it’s another taste that shows exactly why they’ve got people talking about the release of their first full-length project.
“Headstone is a track mainly about depression, and how our own mental health issues can lead us to using substances to just feel an ounce of normality,” explains Graphic Nature vocalist Harvey Freeman. “Whether it’s prescribed to you or it’s an addiction of some other sort, it can change us in ways we’d often rather not talk about out loud.”
”The lyrics were written at some of my lowest points and detail my frustration with how day to day life was spiralling downwards. Thankfully, I have been in a good headspace for a long time since. I’m just glad I got to put it in a song to raise awareness of the severity of what mental health issues can do to us as humans.”
On the subject of their debut album,A Mind Waiting To Die, Freeman says:
This is our debut album. We wrote the entirety of the record during lockdown when things were at their darkest. A lot of the lyrical content stems from personal experience and challenges with mental health and isolation.”
Each song has a different subject, much like our previous tracks. We dive deep into depression, thoughts that lead you to a very dark place, frustration, sensory overload, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues etc. It’s a lot to take in and we’ve portrayed it in what we believe to be a perfect representation of how our heads process these things: pure anger over heavy riffs and drum beats. It’s what we do.
A Mind Waiting To Die releases on February 17th via Rude Records. You can pre-order the album on this link.
You can catch the band live at 2023’s Download Festival which celebrates the 20th year of the festival. The full initial Download 2023 line up can be read about on this link.