Sydney’s Lese Majesty are today premiering their new single ‘Seeking Escape’ – check it out below, first on Upset. It’s the second cut from upcoming EP ‘Cold Reason For Change’, out 17th February.
“This topic’s a heated one, and especially emotional for me,” say the band. “Like many of us I have seen loved ones struggle with addiction. I often feel guilty as I work so much that I am not often there for them. I’m often stuck watching from afar as things fall to bits. It’s frustrating.
“There’s probably a whole album in this, I’m just too deep at the moment to navigate much of it clearly, but this song is one small aspect of the story where I put myself in someone else’s shoes.
“One of my good friends told me to read ‘Chasing The Scream’, which helped me navigate some kind of understanding of the causes of addiction rather than condemning the symptoms. So there are reflections of Jonann Hari’s book in this song as well as my attempt to move forward and find a solution.”