Halifax, NS-based band, Safeword has unveiled their new single, “Revisionist History.”
Grappling with failure is a theme that underpins “Revisionist History,” the Halifax band’s latest offering and their punkiest song to date.
“I had to work on the yell so I didn’t just sound like a mom yelling about cleaning your room,” joked Foster. “It took a few tries, and there was a lot of laughing in the studio. That said, we all love the recent pop punk revival and figured this would be a good track to step out on.”
“Revisionist History” comes off of Safeword’s new album, Currents. The band recorded all ten songs at Oceanfloor with Charles Austin (Superfriendz) and Franc Lopes in the fall and winter of 2022, and mixed the album at Fang Recording with Joel Plaskett and Thomas Stajcer, with mastering and assistance from Alex Burris.
“We called this album Currents after noticing it was a theme in a few songs,” said Foster. “On ‘Dirty Fingernails,’ for instance, I sing that wealthy people ‘don’t know what it’s like to wonder / if the currents at your feet could drag you under.’ The album’s opening track, ‘Too Much Good,’ also refers to ‘currents of unraveling lies’ that a group of teenagers have to swim through after lying to their parents about a disastrous night out.”
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