Watch Conflict Choir’s expressive performance of alt-rock triumph ‘Don’t Let Me Drown’

‘Don’t Let Me Drown’ is the rallying cry from West Midlands alt-rock outfit Conflict Choir to not allow one’s emotions to swallow you whole, whether that’s by connecting with someone or exorcising those demons while listening to music. The British trio of Ali Clinton, George Cook and Jack Bowles don’t want us to shy away from our feelings, even the more uncomfortable ones and so the single will make up a bigger picture of the band’s upcoming Strange Game LP.

The record was sparked by the deluge of challenging moments during the covid-19 pandemic, but then evolved into a wider theme of mental health. The fiery guitars and yearning vocal melodies reflect the potency of these heavy emotions, while there’s also a penetrable volatility expressed by the kinetic drums. All of this is weighted down by the hearty bass, acting as the metaphorical anchor of our self-destructive feelings that can so easily drag us down to the bottom.

‘Don’t Let Me Drown’ isn’t necessarily about finding a resolution, but rather Conflict Choir lean into those darker sides of our humanity, because oftentimes the only way is through.

Alongside the upcoming release of the Strange Game LP, the band will be heading out on tour where fans will be able to get their hands on some exclusive versions of their tracks, as they explain below.

“This is a single from our full album ‘Strange Game’, which will be released single by single throughout the year. Each single will have alternative versions that we will sometimes release online but will reserve special versions only available as physical copies for live shows – something for hardcore fans to dig their teeth into. We’re looking to release a visual representation of our world with each single to immersive the audience even further.”

You can also listen to ‘Don’t Let Me Drown‘ in our Indie Rockers playlist.

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