Chattanooga, Tennessee band Gumm have shared a new song, ‘Free’, which will appear on their upcoming debut LP Slogan Machine. Check it out below.
“This song is more or less about recognizing the parts of my upbringing that were harmful,” vocalist Drew Waldon explained in a press release. “I’ve had to unlearn a lot of the things that I was indoctrinated with early in life, to the bewilderment of friends and family who still feel content living within the limits of those specific moral, artistic, spiritual boundaries. I broke free, and am still breaking free, from the ideas and beliefs that were thrust upon me at a young age and were used to keep me subservient for many years.”
Waldon continued: “I’m breaking free from certainty – the ‘only one truth’ mentality; I’m breaking free from systems and schools of thought that prey on people’s fears in order to keep them ignorant and controlled; I’m breaking free from any voice that tries to limit or belittle my creativity and personal growth. For years I was on track to live a very muted, ‘safe’ version of the life I truly wanted for myself, because of the circles I was in. I’m breaking free from those and I think everyone should.”
Slogan Machine is set to drop on May 19 via Convulse Records. Gumm previously shared the album’s title track.