Following an impressive lead to single to his debut album NUMBSKULL, White Lights drops “Simulation Breakdown.” A quintessential follow-up track to its predecessor, “Simulation Breakdown” is a deceptively complex network of sounds, feelings, and ideologies. Carefully woven together with atmospheric melodies, stormy vocals, and an electronic undercurrent, White Lights’ latest offering is a formidable outline, to say the least. Boasting a subtle sense of psychedelia, this dynamic composition carries a melancholic tone that offers an unusual insight.
“‘Simulation Breakdown’ is an attempt to share what my anxiety attacks feel like by drawing comparisons between them and the eerily common experiences of “Deja Vu” or what some people describe as “feeling the matrix breakdown” (ie: “I could’ve sworn I just saw that same car drive past my house twice in two seconds”). The song describes an anxiety attack via inner dialogue between my anxious self and my rational self. I try to illustrate the paradoxical thoughts and general confusion of someone succumbing to their panic throughout the song until the rational self breaks me out of my nervous spiral with interventional thinking, which helps me in real life.” – White Lights
Shaping up to be a maestro of sound that refuses to fold under the pressure of modern angst, White Lights is unapologetically himself. Exploring truth through the lens of anti-pop soundscapes, NUMBSKULL is set to drop in only a few week’s time.