‘Black Dogs’ is the first single taken from the bands new album coming in October 2020 via Long Branch Records. ‘Black Dogs’ is a song about isolation and the plague of mental health, particular anxiety, paranoia and suicidal ideations.
Vocalist John Woods-Eley speaks of the personal mental torment that inspired him to write the track: “When you are suffering from mental health issues, you feel completely alone in your head, standing on the edge, descending into darkness. No one can jump inside you and help you fight your demons. You’re just on your own. We live on a beautiful planet, but an ugly world, surrounded by breath-taking beauty, but all we want to do is set it on fire… that depresses, terrifies and angers me in equal measures. Look around us at what we have created. Plagues, floods and fires. You can’t make this shit up, it’s f*cking biblical!”
The song is one big angry shout at these personal demons. Growled verses and sung choruses build up to an epic screaming breakdown at the the 2:20 mark. A song full of dynamics its a full on head banger with no let up from the first drum kick to the last. The Five Hundred do not do delicacy.
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