States Of Nature Are “Brighter Than Before” On Upcoming new Album

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Oakland, CA based States of Nature have announced a new full-length album, and an accompanying single. Brighter Than Before features ten brand new songs, blending elements of post-hardcore, psych & garage, and straight up rock ‘n roll. The first single, New Foundations, may have an uplifting dance punk vibe to it, but lyrically it is on the darker side. The album is out on February 16th via Sell The Heart Records in the US and Little Rocket Records in the UK, and is also available in a limited capacity via Italy’s Epidemic Records.

“Lyrically the song takes a bleak look at the world around us. Raised in a post-9/11 world, the song observes the way paranoia shapes decision-making that is harmful and destructive. This directly ties to what’s happening today homelessness and the housing crisis in California. There are policy decisions happening at state and local levels that intentionally make it harder to build new housing, also pushed by positions the public holds around conservation of city aesthetics and a complete misunderstanding of why people are on the streets in the first place”