American/Canadian all-female post-hardcore five-piece Conquer Divide unveils new single “Messy”, along with a music video.
Conquer Divide was founded in Michigan in 2013 and debuted with a self-titled album in 2015. Last year in August, the band returned with a new single and video “Chemicals” after going on hiatus in order to focus on personal lives in 2018.
The band now presents a brand new single “Messy” dealing with toxic relationships.
Guitarist Kristen Sturgis on the meaning of the song: ““Messy” is a song about being in a toxic relationship and wondering how and when it got to that point. I think most of us have been in a similar situation at one time or another. It’s difficult when you’re on the road, unable to see your significant other, away for months at a time. But I imagine it’s more difficult for the ones who are left at home. On the road, you’ve at least got your bandmates.”
She continues: “I think the important takeaway to this song is to know your worth, whether that is in friendships, romantic relationships, or work life. It’s easy to get complacent in a toxic environment. You think you’re better off walking on eggshells than being alone. But at some point you wake up and realize it’s taking a toll on your mental health. So there needs to be a fundamental change in your relationship or change in your environment. It’s easier said than done, though.”
The band is currently working on more music which will be more varied as compared to their debut album. Lead guitarist Izzy Johnson is teasing: “For our fans who are craving something a little bit heavier than “Messy,” they won’t need to wait long.” Stay tuned for updates.