song premiere: "Still Exist" - Necking
After escaping a soul-crushing relationship, it can feel as if you’ve lost your purpose. But, before you assume that life can no longer go on as normal, and that maybe you’ve lost part of yourself (hello, it’s me), Necking has a walloping anthem to get you through the darkest of times. The band, which is releasing an epic album on Mint Records, has unveiled “Still Exist,” a grungy, defiant ode that fights back against the notion that you need someone else to exist or feel important. The track is total calamity; from the ringing of gunning guitars to a conclusion of brash, unstoppable percussion. Throughout it all, the track contains shouted, encouraging refrains of everything that can still define you as a person, even if that includes just eating a meal alone. It’s a miniature explosion of confidence in just over two minutes.
As Melissa Kuipers explained to TGE, “After leaving a shitty relationship, I felt really weird being alone. So, I adopted this as a neurotic catchphrase to repeat to myself whenever I felt like I was disappearing. The song is a reminder that even when all you have the strength to do is really regular stuff, like calling your mom or getting to work on time, you’re still a real person and you still exist."
Saturday, June 1 - Vancouver, BC - KW Studios
Saturday, June 15 - Vancouver, BC - Red Gate
Friday, June 21 - Calgary, AB - The Commonwealth (Sled Island)