IN THEIR OWN WORDS: PLANTS AND ANIMALS – Sacrifice [single]
Plants And Animals – Sacrifice is available now at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Montreal’s seminal alt-rockers Plants And Animals’ latest single is a crunchy and delicate experience someplace between Queen and QOTSA. A stunning ‘contrasting’ track that trades on the balance of glimpses of happiness and acceptance.
And to further explain the backbone of this new track, in their own words, the band says, “This is a song about what people are willing to do for feelings of acceptance and quick tastes of happiness. The goal was to have two contrasting sections pushed up against each other with abrupt transitions between them. First, there’s this rhythmic cycle that’s hypnotic and intense, with a vocal line floating through it all dreamy and un-anchored. Then, pow, the clouds part and there’s a chorus that’s straight up easy. It’s the clarity of hindsight. Relishing it. And maybe a bit cocky because then we go back to the crazy again. We love playing with tension and release. It comes with its own rush.”
And you can stream this catchy cerebral single below and don’t forget to add it to your summertime rock n roll playlist.
PLANTS AND ANIMALS Sacrifice
Band photo by Dominique Berthiaume
Matthew Woodley (drums)
Warren Spicer (vocals, guitar, bass)
Nicolas Basque (Synths, piano, guitar, vocals)
Recording engineer: Warren Spicer
Recording studio name: Mixart Studios, Montreal
Producers: Nicolas Basque, Matthew Woodley, Warren Spicer
Mixer: Warren Spicer
Mastering Engineer: Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering
Music and lyrics: Nicolas Basque, Matthew Woodley, Warren Spice
“This is a song about what people are willing to do for feelings of acceptance and quick tastes of happiness,” – PAA