If you’ve been searching for a track that encapsulates the frenetic energy of post-hardcore and the emotional nuance of indie-rock, look no further. Post-hardcore aficionados SeeYouSpaceCowboy have joined forces with Nothing,Nowhere to deliver their latest single, “Rhythm and Rapture,” now available via Pure Noise Records.
Celebrated by industry stalwarts like Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Alternative Press, the single showcases a mellower facet of the band before plunging into their customary sonic mayhem of growls and razor-sharp guitar work. Produced by Matt Squire, known for his collaborations with Underoath, SUM 41, and The Used, this single is the first new release following the band’s intense 2021 album, “The Romance Of Affliction.”
Frontwoman Connie Sgarbossa describes the inspiration for the track as an amalgamation of 2000s indie-rock vibes from bands like Foals and Bloc Party with their core post-hardcore sound. “It’s a stylistic divergence but deeply rooted in what we’ve always done, focusing more on the dancey and fun elements,” says Sgarbossa.
Nothing,Nowhere, equally ecstatic about the collaboration, noted, “I’m honored to be part of this track. They [SeeYouSpaceCowboy] are one of my favorite bands and are always pushing boundaries.”
The introspective lyrics and raw intensity that have become SeeYouSpaceCowboy’s hallmark are again evident in “Rhythm and Rapture,” serving as a sequel of sorts to their previous single, “Chewing The Scenery.” In fact, the themes of existential struggle and emotional vulnerability are motifs that Sgarbossa has delved into ever since the band’s formation in 2016. The prior album had already seen her reach new emotional depths, especially after a near-fatal drug overdose two weeks post-recording—something she describes as a physical manifestation of the album’s themes.