Bringing a fresh twist to the scene, amalgamating elements of hardcore punk, grunge, and emo to curate a dynamic and nostalgic rock sound, Twin Mill, a band from Heilbronn, Germany, sat down with us to discuss their new single and share a special list of their 10 songs tackling the issue of our superficial society.
Their debut single “Drown” is a testament to their compelling musicianship. A symphony of confusion, despair, and resilience, “Drown” is a blistering critique of our cold, superficial society. It’s a track brimming with catchy melodies, punchy riffs, and bold, roaring vocals that underline the band’s raw power and vigor.
The accompanying music video for “Drown” further accentuates the song’s thematic elements. Set in a deserted water park, the visuals capture the quartet in a space that symbolizes the emptiness and superficiality they critique in their lyrics.
Speaking about the lyrical inspiration for “Drown,” singer/guitarist Cédric Roser sheds light on the existential struggles of young adulthood. “In your 20’s you’re searching for yourself, and that can be very frustrating. All the pressure, the lack of direction, and the resulting confusion is what we address in ‘Drown’,” Roser discloses.
Besides Cédric Roser’s vocal and guitar prowess, Twin Mill comprises bassist Daniel Bauer, drummer Fabian Ragg, and guitarist/vocalist Cassian Roser. Together, they form a sound that is both raw and refined, contemporary and nostalgic – a testament to the power of rock music in its many facets.
“Drown” is just the beginning for Twin Mill. With a sound that’s bound to leave a lasting impression and a clear, passionate message in their music, they are a band to keep an eye on. Their debut is a promising indication of their potential, a potent mix of compelling melodies and hard-hitting commentary that resonates long after the final note.
The future of alternative rock is here, and Twin Mill is poised to be a key player. For now, we can only wait and watch as they continue to rock the boat and drown the superficiality of society with their powerful music.
Throughout history, music has played an integral role in reflecting and shaping our social and cultural landscapes.
The songs curated by Twin Mill highlight this fact. These tracks range from anthems of the 90s grunge scene to the defiance of modern hardcore punk. Each speaks to the spirit of resistance and non-conformity that permeates our society and is embodied in Twin Mill’s music.
Nirvana – Polly
Without Nirvana, our style of music probably wouldn’t even exist. The song Polly reflects on the dark aspects of human behavior and the disregard for the suffering of others. It sheds light on the darker aspects of humanity and the potential for individuals to exploit and mistreat others.
Beck – Loser
Classic. It sounds funny the first time you hear it. But when you pay attention to the lyrics you notice that the song is about not fitting into mainstream society and rebel against social expectations.
The Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Great song. One about personal struggle and the lack of individuality in society. Being trapped in a cage and unable to express yourself in an authentic way.
Green Day – American Idiot
A song about blind patriotism and media manipulation. Unbelivable this song is almost 20 years old and more relevant than ever.
Marilyn Mason – The Beautiful People
In the age of Instagram and TikTok telling you how to look like, this song is also as relevant as it was almost 30 years ago. It citizises the obsession of physical appearance. But remember: You’re beautiful and perfect the way you are!
Radiohead – Creep
The hymn for all of us outsiders and misfits. It’s ok to be different.
The Offspring – Self Esteem
The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care. Right? Nope. Some people will use you and prioritize personal gain over healthy relationships. And sadly you can’t always blame them because this is what they were tought by music, movies etc.
Turnstile – High Pressure
The pressure of living in a fast-paced world and keeping up with everchanging social standards. Stay true to yourself and who you are. Resist the pressure of external expectations.
Pearl Jam – Jeremy
This song showcases the consequnces of oucasts, being neglected and bullied. Sadly based on a real story. Be nice and take care of each other!
Foo Fighters – The Pretender
Stand up and fight for whoever you want to be!