Newcastle Alt Rockers Tired Of Fighting have shared their third single and mental health anthem ‘Chocolate’.
Regarding the track singer Nic Woods comments:
“It’s a song about taking antidepressants in the summertime. I was going to call it Summertime Sadness but then remembered Lana Del Rey had already used that title (damn it Lana!) I then decided to call it Chocolate, which is a title already used by The 1975 and Snow Patrol but by that point I’d given up…and also grown quite fond of the title, and thus the song was named!”
“The narrative of the song is basically describing one of those beautiful, picturesque, summer days, one that most people hope for, and you’re just miserable. There’s not a cloud in the sky, the scenery is perfect and for some reason you’re just not capable of accessing any sort of joy. The meds the doctor has put you on aren’t working, they are just making you feel tired and giving you constant dry mouth (hence the difficulty eating the chocolate). It feels like the world is against you, and that even the Sun is conspiring against you, purposefully rising so you have to experience another day of misery.”
Cleverly constructed pop-punk dominated by the bright and infectious vocals of singer Nic Wood. The stop-start rhythms and wonderful chord changes are at odds with the lyrical content, but help to create the addictive and melancholic vibe of the track the band have crafted. There’s also no ignoring the restorative powers of Woods’s vocals that could quite possibly pull you through even the worst of days.
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