Indie-pop riser MOSAICS release heir fourth single ‘Tears on the Underground’. Following a TV sync placement on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, the new single showcases the unique blend of 90s rock and contemporary indie-pop which has makes the band so appealing commercially, comparable to Sam Fender.
Opening with the sound of an underground train screeching along its tracks, palm muted guitar lines soon enter before the infectious, silky and expressive lead vocals enter, instantly capturing a blend of pop with indie-rock. As the track progresses, gradually adding bass, strummed acoustics, subtle synths and driving drums before bursting into an anthemic, euphoric chorus. Continuing to build, the tracks stadium filling vocal lines shine bright as a chorus of Coldplay and Arcade Fire-esque chanted voices shine over the explosion of symbols and guitars.
Speaking about the single, the band explain: “’Tears on the Underground’ draws upon themes of mental wellbeing on public transport, or indeed any busy urban environment. This song was inspired by the awkward silence of passengers towards an individual visibly struggling on the tube. Is everyone too busy, or do they just not know what to say? Maybe this person wants to be left alone? Who knows. Everyone at one moment in their life at least has had their own struggles whilst on public transport.”