May 20, 2024

Front Line Assembly release new version of ‘Molotov’ featuring Seeming


Front Line Assembly release new version of 'Molotov' featuring Seeming

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Out now is a brand new version of the Front Line Assembly track “Molotov”, featuring Alex Reed of Seeming. The single comes backed by and instrumental version of the track.

On the new single, Alex Reed comments: “It was a thrill to work with Front Line Assembly and their music. “Molotov” offers a lot of what the band does best, and I aimed for a classic, melodic FLA sound in reshaping it. When it came time to lay down vocals, I got thinking about how cyberpunk narratives usually hinge on one big turning point—a single explosion, or the broadcast of a suppressed truth. And maybe that’s romantic, but it’s rarely how real-world change happens. I wanted a lyric that’s more about keeping your head in the game than lighting a fuse. And that’s an urgent message I think, because it turns out that villains can be unmasked and people will still vote for them. Change doesn’t just happen. So I wrote the words to explore differences between merely revolutionary aesthetics and real grassroots action. The song challenges us to remember that progress has more to do with commitment than exhilaration.”

You can check the single on Bandcamp.

About Seeming

New York-based author, theorist, and composer Alex Reed broke out with his post-industrial art-pop project Seeming when the LP “Madness & Extinction” was released in 2014.

2017’s followup album “SOL: A Self-Banishment Ritual” introduced – surprise surprise – 1970s funk and psychedelia into Seeming’s sound. Reed also wrote the 400-page book “Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music” of which the elements transpire in his music with themes such as crises of politics, race, population, and animal rights.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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