The North East outfit continue to shine on their explosive new single.
With a new line-up ushering a new era for UK alternative outfit Abnorm, the band have made an emphatic statement with the release of their energetic and effortlessly memorable new single ‘Red Lines’.
The track is the perfect marriage of dynamic, heavy moments and lush, melodic passages, with frenetic riffs giving way to intoxicating moments of clarity, achored by Abbie Rose’s powerful and ever-affecting vocals. There is a really unapologetic rawness to Abnorm and their sound, and the feeling that things can descend into chaos at any moment, especially thanks to the frenetic nature of their riffs and the way that the energy can switch up on a seconds notice. There is so much that is fun about a sound that packs the bite and drive of alternative rock, and the heart of an anthemic indie or synth-pop banger, and the emotional weight of mid-2000s emo and pop punk, making for Abnorm’s signature, unique sound that feels searingly exciting and modern.
“The two red lines of a lateral flow test kept me room-bound during a period of self-isolation.” Abbie says of the track. “The experience encapsulated a brutal process of overcoming not only the illness but the overall loneliness that came with the isolation. Alex McArthur (Abnorm’s producer) and I wrote the music together over the phone and it became our next release. Essentially, ‘Red Lines’ was written during a fever dream and it consists of a prayer to a higher power asking what I have done to deserve to be afflicted this way.”