San Diego’s Fallen Monuments‘ “Conflicted” is hands-down one of my favorite songs this year. The song pairs a high-energy, straight-up punk rock sound with personal lyrics “…about a personal struggle where in the face of repeated failure, the heart refuses to give up on your dreams even though your head tells you it’s time to move on!”
“Conflicted” is off Fallen Monuments’ debut album, “Distance and Time,” which releases May 22nd digitally via bandcamp.
In proper DIY fashion, the album was written, recorded and produced by the band. The album shines as a work of catharsis, with the members of Fallen Monuments having endured tragedy, heartache, loss, and uncertainty, but coming together after nearly a decade apart to channel all their strife into a well-polished (but not over-produced), tight package of fierce guitar, driving rhythm, and powerful vocals.
Check it out for yourself in the stream of “Conflicted” below!