New music! I’m really excited about this one. It’s currently my (James’s) favorite song to play in our live set. There are some cool time signature dynamics in this jam that keep the rhythm interesting. Also, the lyrics delve in to how we essentially spent a year on our phones/computers, and how the politically divisive nature of current events has increasingly stratified us all into our respective echo chambers/rabbit holes, and how communication has suffered via social media that was initially designed to improve communication. I chose “Myspace” in the title of the song because it speaks to the inevitable obsolescence of whatever social media platforms are at hand–a kind of “This too will pass” sentiment–and that some other platform will arise and decline, and so on and so forth. It’s important to be aware of the egos we craft as our online presence, and to learn how to laugh at ourselves and not take ourselves too seriously in order to ultimately, somehow, get along.
This will be the second track on our forthcoming fifth album Gramppappies, right after the opening track “Murder Hornets.” As Magnum Grampus explores the doom and gloom of 2020, Gramppappies will explore the doom and bloom of 2021, pushing for much needed yet weighted optimism.
Check out the song wherever you listen to music: