March 25 — Alt-rock outfit Pharmacose premiered the lead single from its new concept project, Ascension’s Constraint this week.
The band premiered the project’s lead single, ‘Cleanse You’ Thursday through Ghost Cult Magazine. According to information provided, the project presents the story of the United States in the 22nd Century. The nation’s financial system has collapsed and the federal government has taken over everything.
Front man Wes Jones talked about the album’s concept and how it played into its lead single.
“I have always loved concept albums, and one of my major goals has always been to do one,” Jones said. “I didn’t think it was going to happen this soon, but the lockdowns happened, and all of a sudden I had nothing to do. We had been gearing up for some shows to promote the intended release of Prescription Fiction, but obviously none of that happened. I didn’t want to sit around doing nothing, so I decided it was as good a time as any to start work on that record.
Jones continued, “I had been kicking around some possible concepts for years, but it wasn’t until the lockdowns happened that I was able to commit to one. Even before the pandemic, I found myself ordering more and more things online, and it made me wonder just how dependent I’d become on corporations as well as how big and powerful many have become or are becoming. I’ve also been concerned about how wage stagnation and inflation are going to affect your average person in the future, and so I just combined the two ideas and that became the setting of the novel.”
The debut of Pharmacose’s new single comes two months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Smash‘.
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