THEY. Channel Nirvana With "Rather Die"
An overly strict marketer would be hesitant over an artist defying genre barriers and just putting out whatever tunes they feel fit at the time. THEY. are a group that creates bona fide music with the influences that catch their ear. A demo version for "Rather Die" has been put up on the duo's Soundcloud and it channels instrumental inspiration from Nirvana's "Polly."
"(We’ve) always felt that it’s important for an artist to pay tribute to what first inspired you. We were vibing out on guitar and started playing 'Polly.'"
With that in mind it's easy to gather from the track the love THEY. has for who they look up to. It sounds like a collaboration effort almost with THEY. adding their own ideas and vocal talents. Respect is surely deserved when an artist does something outside of the box regardless of what opinions people might express. The lyrics themselves even address living life unbound and holding nothing back.
“I’d rather die than wonder why I never tried."
THEY. released their debut EP, Nu Religion, over a year ago. Listen to it below if you haven't already:
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