Delta Spirit – The Pressure

Six years after their latest offering, Delta Spirit come back on 11 September with their new album What Is There. The 10-song set was produced by the band and mixed by Tchad Blake (Crowded House, The Black Keys, U2). It was dedicated to the memory of the band’s friend and musical inspiration, Richard Swift.

The Pressure is the long-player’s fourth single. A driving pop-rock song with a deeper meaning, as frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez detailed in Paste Magazine: “Psychological projection is a defense mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. We live in an unmanageable world, with unrealistic expectations of ourselves and each other. We are both the hero and villain of our own story. While our ego is trying to keep us the former, unbeknownst to us everyone around is possibly experiencing the latter. It’s been over a year since I wrote this song, and so much has obviously changed for all of us since then. I can’t help but laugh/cringe when I hear the lyric ‘the masks we made are wearing thin.’ Now in this time of COVID-19, BLM, and this upcoming election, I hope I can learn to share my convictions and experiences with those who disagree with me with the same love and grace that I am learning to offer myself.”

Recommended as well:
Delta Spirit – It Ain’t Easy

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