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First, we found Jakals mopping up the mess of their grisly Bat Brains. Now with competing in the 2019 Rock and Roll Rumble under their belts, the Boston group is solidified in a similar position this year: Airing their existentialism via public forums and a new single.
Titled “Irregular Noises,” Jakals’ newest track (out today, July 12) conveys utter isolation packaged as a biting dirge, and that’s exactly how lead singer Katie Solomon intended it to unfold. Steeped in a slow burn of a confessional, “Irregular Noises” still sweetens the deal with a searing guitar solo as the tune begins to wrap up.
“‘Irregular Noises’ is about feeling existentially alone,” Solomon shares. “When I wrote the lyrics, I was experiencing a lot of self-hate and I felt like I deserved to feel that way because I wasn’t doing the things I thought I should be doing in life. I realized as I was writing that I was asking for forgiveness for all that I’m not doing instead of doing the things that would make me the type of person I respect. I think an especially difficult realization I had was that there is no one there to forgive me or tell me it’s okay. I felt deeply disappointed in myself and also deeply alone. The song sort of traces me coming to that realization.”