Hardcore band Sharptooth have released the music video for their new song Evolution. Take a look above. The song is taken from the band’s latest record, Transitional Forms, which was released today (10 July).
Evolution also features vocals from Justin Sane of Anti-Flag, who recently raffled off a rare set of memorabilia, including an Abonamible Electronics fuzz named “Fuck White Supremacy” and a live LP pressed with the real remains of a burnt American Flag, in aid of anti-racism causes.
Sharptooth vocalist Lauren Kashan said of the new single, “I think the biggest problem in our country, the problem that all of our other issues stem from, is a lack of empathy. As an intensely sensitive and empathetic person, this has always felt so bizarre and foreign to me. I wrote Evolution in response to the apathy I was seeing every day in the world around me. Whether it had to do with global warming, racism, sexism, or poverty, I’ve witnessed a phenomenon that I can only call a “not my problem” mentality; people being unwilling to look at their own behaviour simply because something doesn’t directly affect them.
“And now, in the days of COVID-19, and the (grossly overdue) worldwide conversations about systemic racism and police brutality, I think the message of this song is more important than ever. There are so many day-to-day things we can be doing that extend beyond us as individuals and have global impact. I truly believe that if everyone just made a daily, concerted effort to cultivate empathy, to ‘think outside yourself’ and put in the work to listen to and understand other people’s experiences and evaluate their own personal impact, the world would be a much happier, healthier, more productive, and overall better place.”
The band also released a music video for their song Say Nothing (In The Absence of Content), putting a hardcore spin on a fair few music video tropes.