Portland-based hardcore/metalcore unit Dying Wish unveils aggressive new single “Innate Thirst”. It comes with a music video that is available below.
Formed in 2018, the quintet led by vocalist Emma Boster made massive waves in a short time. In their year of formation, the band released both a short demo and a well-received split EP with Canadian band Serration. The releases gave way to a stretch of high profile shows and tours that saw the band share the stage with Terror, Comeback Kid, Jesus Piece, and Knocked Loose.
The band has recently signed to SharpTone Records. Lead vocalist Emma Boster comments: “From the beginning, this label has shown us that they truly believe in us and what we can do. As a newer band, it’s cool to see a label that’s home to some of our inspiration in Bleeding Through, choose to invest a lot in us. Even with the stress of COVID-19 impacting the music industry this year, they have not slowed their momentum on our deal or on our plans to record our debut LP.”
She continues, talking about the new single: “”Innate Thirst” is written about people co-opting subcultures or movements to gain social status or wealth. With the recent uprisings following the death of George Floyd, our hometown of Portland has seen many people that seek to appoint themselves as ‘leaders’ of the Portland movement. Time and time again, these people get exposed for taking advantage of others’ pain and suffering to make a profit and form social status. This can also be applied to our subculture within the hardcore scene. Many newcomers see the scene as an opportunity to achieve popularity instead of becoming truly involved and contributing to the community.”
The single is taken from Dying Wish’s upcoming exclusive 7″ LP of the same title, due out November 13. The LP also features a new version of “Enemies in Red” with Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose on vocals. Stay tuned for more details about band’s debut full-length.