Sunstinger; a name that sounds like an amazing band or an unpleasantly large dildo. Thankfully, in this case, it’s the former; reviewing sex objects is my side hustle, and quite honestly, I’d rather hear some cracking music. And it’s bragging time! I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting Sunstinger (or they’ve had the honour of meeting me, depends on your perspective) and they were a lovely lot who tolerated my presence and all my stupid questions. What are their favourite cheeses, have they ever had some unpleasant neighbours, and what is their favourite YouTube channel? All stuff I needed to know. I apologise, I’m a nosey bloke. Never mind all that though; Sunstinger sent us a new song of theirs, and I’m getting all tingly listening to it.
It’s called The Void, and in a knee-jerk reaction, I begin to cry uncontrollably. I don’t like the idea of a void; it’s dark and scary, and I’ve just wet myself thinking about it. But at the same time, I don’t want to be labelled a wimp, so I punch my wall to collect myself. Definitely lost the deposit. Anyway, on to The Void; it’s got the signature Sunstinger sound to it. It’s an atmospheric, trippy stadium filler. These boys have got talent spilling all over the floor; someone get a mop.
The lyrics “the void is calling my name” is a doomsday-esque prophetic statement that forebodes a kind of horrendously inevitable conclusion to the fate of the singer. It’s a very tragic piece, letting us, as the listener, into the head of someone who feels more and more drawn to the darkness. Of course, it’s interpretive; we all have our own “voids”; places we wish to stay away from, and The Void perfectly addresses the mindset of someone who’s on the verge of giving in. Sort of like me when I’ve tried to cook the perfect lasagne for the fifteenth time; I just can’t stop burning it, and I’m fuming.
All in all, it’s another brilliant piece from Sunstinger. The Void has me hitting the replay button every time it’s over, knowing that these boys are going to be big down the line. Don’t forget me, lads! I want famous friends.
The Void by Sunstinger is out tomorrow. They’re a talented bunch, give them a look in. Ta.