Rock bottom: a place we’ve all been or a feeling we’ve all felt before, where it seems like despite our best efforts, the world will continue beating you into submission. It’s that state of mind that inspired “Total Dump,” the first track on French noise rockers Sofy Major‘s new album.
After a brief sample to start the album, the listener is greeted by discordant riffs and rumbling bass, later adding vocals that are half-sung, half-yelled. Bassist and vocalist Mathieu dominates the track, adding a hefty low end in addition to his recognizable singing.
“‘Total Dump’ is the opening track of the record, and it’s also the album title,” Sofy Major tell Decibel. “I think no matter who you are, where you live, what you’re going through, every once in a while, you’ll have this feeling that it can’t get worse, both in your life and in general; it’s the ‘total dump’ point. Ultimate level of shit and trouble. Rock bottom. And the best thing to do, as hard as it is, is to accept it and deal with it. Only then you can try and climb back to the top. Mentally, physically, etc. All this made sense to the three of us as we went through some hard and challenging times, as individuals and as the band, during the writing and recording process of this album. This band and its members have been tried and tested a lot through the years. We’re good guinea pigs I guess… or suckers!”
Suckers or not, Sofy Major brought it on Total Dump. Listen below and pre-order via Corpse Flower.