Despite how things may appear on our social media feeds, no one has it all together. We're all going through personal battles, fighting against the doldrums and unexpected mishaps that life throws our way. Sometimes those moments become too much, and we lose ourself to the waves of sadness. "Jolt the Amplifier" is Ace of Wands declaration to fight back; the song a moving and accurate musical portrait of contending with depression through the use of anti-depressants. The track begins much like the mental battle it exemplifies; unassuming, quiet strings ringing out against honeyed vocals. The swallow of the pill, the side-effects, the waiting for all those feelings to go away are etched in the lyrics of the song, leading listeners further through a mental struggle. In its final moments the song gathers energy, culminating in a conclusion of angry, menacing guitars and rolling percussion, perhaps a sign of fighting back against the darkness of depression and emerging on the other side.
The single comes from the band's debut EP out April 6.