Many of the songs off of Boston outfit Somos’ sophomore album, First Day Back, touched on themes of struggle. Though the album was released half a year ago already, it’s not as if moving through life has suddenly gotten any easier for the band. Sure, they have plenty to look forward to — they’re playing Riot Fest in both Chicago and Denver — but it’s the looking back that can often bring up troublesome thoughts.
“Eternal Yesterday”, the indie emo band’s new single, expresses that sort of crippling nostalgia right from the title. The song drives forward hard on drummer Mike Benoit’s charged drumming and guitars that alternatively chug and soar from Justin Hahn and Phil Haggerty; for all the drive, however, there’s a sense of miring, as if something is holding the whole thing down. “If we had stayed in line/ Would we have more time?” asks singer Michael Fiorentino. “Why would anyone chose to stay?/ Forays into the night/ Inconsequential and fading from sight.”
Fiorentino tells Consequence of Sound that the song examines how nostalgia “can be a bittersweet salve on a wound, but also a formidable stumbling block that interferes with your ability to move forward.” It’s that same competing dichotomy that characterizes the song its very self.
Take a listen below.
“Eternal Yesterday” comes from a tour exclusive cassette that’ll only be available on their upcoming trek with Free Throw and High Waisted. See where you can snag it below.
Somos 2016 Tour Dates:
08/24 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
08/25 – Philadelphia PA @ The Foundry
08/26 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
08/28 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
08/30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
08/31 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar Lounge
09/01 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
09/02-04 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/09 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/10 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
09/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
09/13 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
09/14 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
09/16-18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/20 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
09/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
09/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
09/23 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s