Melbourne rockers ZOOPHYTE are stoked to announce the release of their second single ‘EARLY MOURNING’ taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album SOMEWHERE ELSEWHERE due for release through MGM Entertainment on Friday October 19.
With the unmistakable vocals of Cam Lee and hook driven guitar riffs, ‘EARLY MOURNING’ encapsulates the essence of an emotionally powerful pop song. It’s a hard paced rock song and yet a soft ballad that creates an essentially dark musical environment masked by a catchy chorus. This second offering from the band’s sophomore album is destined to make an impact on Australian rock radio formats. Make no mistake – gone are the folk/pop/funk hybrid tracks that defined ZOOPHYTE of old. ‘EARLY MOURNING’ is a guitar-heavy, alt-rock tour-de-force.
“EARLY MOURNING is a song written about a friend of ours who tragically committed suicide, and it explores the range of emotions that all those who were left behind went through. From shock and anger… to guilt, grief and sadness. How could this have happened? How could he do this? Could I have done or said anything to help?
It is probably one of the more reworked songs structurally on the Album, but after exploring different avenues we ended up back where we started… the original jam from the studio. This song holds a special place in our hearts not just from a lyrical standpoint but also from a band point of view, having worked the song alongside several producers (Jay Dee Springbett, Lindsey Gravina & Troy Trigwell) and spent a lot of time with it.” – Cam Lee (Zoophyte)
It’s been a stellar year for Melbourne band ZOOPHYTE as they blazed back into the spotlight with the March release of the bands hugely successful new single ‘LET YOU GO’. With its soaring vocal hooks, catchy melody and uplifting guitar dynamics, ‘LET YOU GO’ has seen the band emerge as media darlings with support across all facets of the media landscape.
The video premiered exclusively on ToneDeaf and within 1 week edged close to nearly 1000 views making it one of the strongest performing videos on the site. With support from RAGE, video views rapidly escalated to over 3000 views and continue to grow. Since kicking off in March with a killer live set, the band have shared stages with the likes of INXS, Eskimo Joe, Tex Perkins and Jebediah, completing 40 odd shows around the county and a string of dates in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Reinforcing the strength of the new sounding album (SOMEWHERE ELSEWHERE), ZOOPHYTE recently inked a deal with Mushroom Music Publishing which sees the band join the ranks of and extraordinary roster of talent. The deal with the publishing powerhouse will see songs from the record hit desks of Music Supervisors around the country for use in some of the nation’s premium TV programing.
Due for release on October 19
Featuring the new single ‘EARLY MOURNING’ and the hit single ‘LET YOU GO’