Joy Opposites, made up of Adam Graham (formerly of FACT (Japan)) and Imran Siddiqi (formerly of The Amity Affliction (Australia)), have released a brand new EP with the name Bad Phase. You can listen to it below.
The EP features 3 new tracks, and 4 covers of musicians that have shaped their sound over the years. You can find the tracklist below the stream. Bad Phase sees the band head in a new direction lyrically, as well as further exploring the sound of their last full length Find Hell.
On the change, Adam stated: ““Lyrically, these songs deal with societal issues more than personal ones. Both of us have been strongly affected by how the world is changing and how things are spiraling out of control. Our first album was recorded in California – Summer 2016 – pre-Trump and pre-Brexit. So much has changed since then. Divisions between people are getting wider and wider. Our governments, religions and corporations are doing whatever they can to make this worse because that is how they profit … and we’re falling for it. Honestly, it was quite a challenge for me to write about a certain subject rather than about a feeling since my lyrics are generally quite stream-of-consciousness, so this was something new.”
Joy Opposites – Bad Phase tracklist:
1. Holy Smoke
2. Bad Phase
4. Lovely (Billie Eilish cover)
5. Weeds (Life of Agony cover)
6. Down In A Hole (Alice In Chains cover)
7. Smoke Signals (Phoebe Bridgers cover)