Fresh from their tour with Better Lovers, Blanket’s latest single, “Euphoria,” comes as an audacious foray into a fusion of sounds that’s both nostalgic and innovative.
Musically, “Euphoria” is a testament to the transformative power of synthesis. It melds the gritty, raw emotion of grunge with the ethereal, dreamy vibes of shoegaze, resulting in a piece that’s familiar yet fresh. It’s a track that’s bound to resonate with fans of bands like Cave In and Nothing, but it’s more than just a mere amalgamation of these influences.
The magic lies in how Blanket has taken these inspirations and made something distinctly their own.
“Euphoria” was conceived and birthed in a spontaneous burst of creativity at Bobby’s studio. This spontaneity allowed them to channel the spirit of ’90s bands like Ash and Suede and blend it with the individual tastes and instrumental prowess of each band member.
As for the lyrics, they delve deep into the psyche of our modern age. The protagonist, Bobby, speaks of the all-too-relatable experience of being sucked into the vortex of YouTube. The dark stories and true crime narratives pull him deeper and deeper until the overwhelming influx of information triggers a panic attack in the wee hours of the morning. It’s a tale of modern obsession, of the danger of the internet’s endless abyss, and of the vulnerability of the human mind.