Focusing on the dark and personal topics of mental health and social anxiety, Kansas City's Mirrorcell releases their third new dark and ominous nu-core/metalcore-inspired single, "dr0wn me."
Up to this point, Kansas City Mirrorcell has taken us on quite the journey with their past three singles, exploring many themes that delve into the personal struggles within ourselves and how we find the strength to conquer them all. In their latest release titled "dr0wn me", Mirrorcell delves into the sensitive and intimate topic of mental health and social anxiety. Recorded by the talented duo of Ben McGuiness (known for his work with Emarosa, Waterparks, and Landon Tewers) and Caleb Freihaut (who has worked with The Funeral Portrait), Mirrorcell's nu-core/metalcore-inspired soundscapes create a dark and ominous atmosphere to the new single.
I feel like each track adds a piece of our personalities and influences. We want to show with each release that our band is capable of multiple sounds. The overall experience has been nothing but great. As a debut band with only a select amount of material out at this moment, the support and commendations we have received from our supporters and friends have been overwhelmingly remarkable.
For Mirrorcell, this is more than just a piece of music; it's an immersive experience of drowning in one's thoughts. Haunting and introspective, its percussive energies create tribal-like rhythms that add to the intensity of lyricism and instrumental composition, creating an impactful sense of dread within that experience. While only a few tracks in, the musical journey of Mirrorcell is a testament to their growth as they continue to push their boundaries in each track, showcasing a refined and mature approach to experimentation.
Hey Nate Cell, welcome back to Into The Void! So the last few singles, we have been exploring some dissonant themes, allowing us to reflect on the internal struggles we face within ourselves. With your new single, "Drown Me," I understand this is a darker and more personal mental health topic dealing with social anxiety. Can we talk about that more in detail?
Nate Cell: I wrote the lyrics to “dr0wn me” during the beginning of the pandemic, a darker time in my and everyone’s life, I’m sure. The main topic of “dr0wn me” is the idea of falling into the void of your mind, whether that be struggling with doubt, depression, addiction, etc. The concept can be applied to anyone who feels broken or lost.
You guys use this overwhelming sensation of dread and drowning to build this wall of fear that we frequently feel socially. Can we talk about the creative process and working on something so atmospherically piercing with Ben McGuiness (Emarosa, Waterparks, Landon Tewers) and Caleb Freihaut (The Funeral Portrait)?
Nate Cell: Working with Caleb and Ben is always fun. Working with those guys, the possibilities are endless regarding what we might try or blend. “dr0wn me” was the first song me and Caleb ever produced and wrote together. At the time, we were just trying to write the heaviest thing possible with the lowest tuning possible.
You've experimented with different musical elements, blending and exploring new lyrical themes. How has the experience of releasing three tracks with your new band been so far?
Nate Cell: I feel like each track adds a piece of our personalities and influences. We want to show with each release that our band is capable of multiple sounds. The overall experience has been nothing but great. As a debut band with only a select amount of material out at this moment, the support and commendations we have received from our supporters and friends have been overwhelmingly remarkable.
Mental health is a crucial aspect that is often neglected in today's society. I am delighted to see that many bands are taking a deep dive into this topic. Although mental health has been discussed frequently, what I appreciate about your songs is that you don't generalize them into one category. Mental health is multi-dimensional, and you showcase that in your music. You disengage and strip it down to its rawest forms.
Nate Cell: Thank you for bringing it up. As you say, the issue of mental health is multifaceted. I hope other people have the same reaction when they hear "dr0wn me" or any of our other songs.
When can we expect the next track from you guys?
Nate Cell: I'd say we have been pretty consistent with dropping a new song every month-two month. So, you can expect the same trend soon/early next year with another single or maybe two!