When it comes to some of the most coveted and hard-to-crack genres, it is fair to say that many have tried, and failed, to conquer indie. But, one band that have managed to achieve this is Deathsport, and they have their new track, “I Hate People” to thank for that.
Wholly relatable on an end-of-week day like today, the brothers-turned-musical partners’ newest cut offers up an existential narrative on humankind’s negative tendencies, one that will have you feeling seen on your off days. But, while melancholic in message, the consuming sounds of acoustic instrumentation and infectiously monotone vocals elevate the track to one of repeat-worthy status.
“The song comes from pure anger towards humanity and all the bad and disgusting things we are responsible for,” explains the pair. “It satisfies our inner misanthropes and is initially written out of hatred. Somehow the music is getting very melancholic in the end. We did not intend that, but it makes us deal with the unbelievable sadness that follows, on second thought. We wrote this song in an old flat during the initial lockdown in Germany. The song has a funny origin story! Due to our frustration at that time, Mike suggested out of the blue to write a simple song with A and E chords, which we sketched in 5 minutes. We felt the need to show how ridiculous and dull the vocals were and simply started recording. After reviewing them later, we fell in love with the unpretentiousness and dullness. The song is full of references to songs we listened to during our childhood.”
Listen to “I Hate People” below…