’90s kids The Trusted reflect on growing up with technology in bright indie-rock single ‘Millennium’

It was only last month that we were first introduced to Southend-on-Sea four-piece The Trusted via their captivating single ‘Eli’ and the British band are back with an even catchier tune than the last one. ‘Millennium’ is a celebratory single from the very start; as soon as you click play, an optimistic guitar riff and lively drums spring into action. In one way, this an impassioned sound that’s all about the desire for life in the face of so many obstacles, something that you may also pick up on in the lyrics.

Yet, there’s another message embedded within the synth-forward indie rock composition, as the band explain for us:

“Millennium is a song about growing up in the early 21st century. It’s a song about the constant bombardment of information and electronic noise. We live in time where it’s really hard to switch off and escape the wider world. Everyone wants to be a celebrity and it feels like modern culture worships irrelevant/meaningless content. It’s so easy to lose yourself in an ever-increasing noisy society.”

In the light of this revelation, it’s noteworthy that the music that brought the four band members (Dave Batchelor, Dale Holt-Mead, Fin Cunningham and Tom Cunningham) was a shared passion for the Brit-rock from either side of the year 2000, whether that’s modern phenomena like Catfish and the Bottlemen and The 1975 or 1970s new-wave icons such as The Clash and Elvis Costello. You can very much hear these influences in tracks like ‘Millennium’, which have the songwriting and production sensibility of today, but have kept the punk energy that they’ve inherited from those cherished bands.

Listen to new single ‘Millennium’ below and check out our recent Q&A with the band here.

You can also discover ‘Millennium’ and many more gems in our Indie Rockers playlist.

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