New Brisbane grunge two-piece Trace have released their debut song White.
The single will see it’s way into the world on digital outlets on March 20.
Forming early 2017 out of frustration and a desire for something real, Chris Arthur and Scotty Wade began Trace with a common goal: create music that was hard-hitting, melodic and passionate.
The release of White is a celebration of two years of hard work and the release of the many real stories Arthur and Wade have experienced in life.
The pair aim to create lyrical content that delves into their real experiences and memories – stories of past mistakes through to retribution, broken relationships to forgiveness, anxiety to acceptance, fear of loss, to hope – real memories produced in music.
“White describes the feelings and emotions you go through in the midst of depression and the addictive nature of such thoughts as suicide, fear and loneliness,” guitarist, bassist and vocalist Arthur said.
“That self-destructive path that leads to nowhere good, or safe – we’ve all been there.
“Then knowing that there is a light, and that light is within you.
“You’ve just got to reach out and find that switch because no one is going to find it for you.
“You can sit there screaming, “I’ve been waiting so long”, to have you scream back “no one waited for you”, or you can go out there and get it!”
Trace songs wear the members’ influences firmly on their sleeves and make no apologies for it.
With the sonics of the band harkening back the movements of the 90s, a listener should have no trouble identifying traces of Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots – but with a fresh, modern spin.
With a fresh sound, melodic hooks thanks to dual lead vocals, a wall of guitars, and the driving force of drums, White tips the cap to the band’s influences but lends itself to the future.
White was crafted/mixed/produced by Branko Cosic (1000HZ Recording – DZ Deathrays, The Belligerents, Tape/Off), Chris Arthur and Scott Wade, and mastered by Harris Newman (Greg Market Mastering, Canada).