Static Shapes | photo courtesy of the artist
Static Shapes looks for companionship through trying times on new single “Blursday”
After debuting in late 2020 with a shimmering album of synth-driven indie rock, Static Shapes is back this spring with a new EP called Blursday, releasing this Friday, March 11th.
While their self-titled debut circled around themes of anxiety in modern century life from the perspective of the 20-teens — and it resonated by releasing in a particularly anxiety-inducing year — Blursday and its title track are more a product of anxiety. Set to a Tame Impala-esque groove, its abstract lyrics parse light and shadows, dreams and waking, evoking the interminable hours of lockdown and their numbing repetitiveness.
At the same time, the song carries an undercurrent of hope as frontperosn Steve Yutzy-Burky makes a lyrical nod to the importance of companionship through trying times: “I don’t know if I’d make it through without you.”
Watch a gorgeous music video below that features the bandmates — bassist Rick Sieber, drummer Mike Kennedy, synth player Alex Yaker — performing with flickering video projected atop them. Static Shapes will appear on The Key Studio Sessions next Tuesday, March 15th, and will celebrate the release of Blursday (and heck, their self-titled as well) at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, March 25th. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.