Australian punk rockers Trophy Eyes have announced their new album, ‘Suicide and Sunshine’, will be released on June 23rd on Hopeless Records. To mark the announcement, the band have released a new single, ‘What Hurts The Most’, a haunting song about pain, loss, and learning to say goodbye to relationships you’ve outgrown.
Just like the title Suicide and Sunshine, Trophy Eyes’ fourth album is about contrast. About light and dark. About beauty and tragedy. About the full spectrum of life, as told through the eyes of frontman John Floreani.
“It’s the human experience,” says Floreani. “What we experience and how we navigate it. The millions of tiny flashes of light that are memories and thoughts and feelings and smells, all those little moments make up a lifetime. They’re beautifully tragic because they don’t mean anything to anyone, and on the scale of everything in the universe don’t mean a damn thing. But it’s so beautiful that they happen in the first place.”
If it sounds like Suicide and Sunshine is an album of Very Big Ideas, it is. They are, however, told through the lens of the everyday, each song a different “flash of light” from the frontman’s life.
Floreani’s willingness to dive so deeply into the most personal parts of his life is matched by the band’s desire to explore the very boundaries of the hardcore genre. Alongside Floreani’s impassioned vocals, drummer Blake Caruso’s insistent rhythms, Jeremy Winchester’s unflinching bass and the powerful guitars – handled by Floreani, producer Shane Edwards and former guitarist Andrew Hallett – the album is rich with anthemic hooks, dark modern pop, electronic flourishes courtesy of co-producer Fletcher Matthews, and atmospheric, swirling synths.
SUICIDE AND SUNSHINE
2) Life In Slow Motion
3) People Like You
4) My Inheritance
5) Blue Eyed Boy
6) Runaway Come Home
9) What Hurts The Most
12) Sweet Soft Sound
13) Stay Here