The track is a frenetic showcase of the outfit’s thoughtful writing and dynamic alternative rock appeal
On their searing debut release ‘Phantom Limbs’, emerging Australian trio Secret Lung have wasted absolutely no time establishing their brash and chaotic brand of energetic alternative rock.
The track is stacked full of immersive, catchy melodies, biting guitars, and this incessant sense of urgency and dynamism throughout, racing through a narrative of toxic relationships and bad decisions. The track builds and builds masterfully towards a cathartic, memorable climax where both parties are racing to scatter away and move on from the remains of their fractured, doomed relationship. ‘Phantom Limbs’ is thoughtful, impactful and above all, a really fun and fresh take on alternative rock that highlights Secret Lung as an band to begin keeping tabs on.
Guitarist Jess Porter says of the lyrics, “I actually have been sitting on this track for years and it never seemed to have the right vehicle – until Evan and Bryce got their hands on it and it suddenly came to life. It’s a song about a jerk I was in love with years ago when I was a lot more tempted by emotionally unavailable men. He hurt me, I got a great song out of it – good trade, really. I think most people will find it pretty easy to relate to.”