Melbourne-based heavy outfit THE LAST MARTYR return with a vengeance with new single “Afterglow”, a hard-hitting and nostalgic bop about young love and reflection through rose coloured glasses. The track itself features a huge chorus with a twist in the middle via a trap second verse.
Vocalist, Monica Strut, shares the story behind the tune:
“Afterglow was written as an apology to a past lover whose heart I kind of trod on. It was this push/pull, will they/won’t they situation where it was hard to tell if love was actually apparent or if the idea of love was the appeal. In the end, fear and doubt got in the way before anything could eventuate.
Thinking about the time in my life this person was around, I was immediately transported to a chapter where I was young, partying a lot and living a fairly rock n’ roll lifestyle. The song is a culmination of that time where a lot of bad decisions were made yet everything seemed like an adventure.”
Produced by Chris Lalic (WINDWAKER, RUMOURS), the song marks the second installment off the band’s forthcoming EP Purgatory,’and has been released with a visualiser created by the band alongside Her Name is Murder Productions (SEPULTURA, OCEAN GROVE).