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Neptune’s Core announce new EP Called Upon and share anthemic track ‘Inside’

Today, Chicago based alternative indie rock band Neptune’s Core announce their dynamic, layered EP Called Upon due out August 25 via Side Hustle Records. Alongside the announcement, the band shares the first taste of the forthcoming project with anthemic track and self-directed video ‘Inside’ out everywhere now.

‘Inside’ provides a space for the band to voice their innermost fears and insecurities. The energetic track was born after Sofie Richter (vocals/guitar) sang the melody into her phone with a voice memo and later, brought it to her bandmates who lit up with excitement. From there, each member added their own signature piece to the puzzle and continued to rework it together as they brought it into the studio. With a booming bassline, dark, looming vocals, and shimmery guitar riffs, the track draws from Richter’s own experiences and acts not only as a catharsis for her, but as a megaphone for the universal feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Hoping to provide a channel for others to relate, Richter shares, “‘Inside’ is full of experimentation. It’s full of agony too. The lyrics come from a real part of me. They give voice to my struggles. Belting out ‘When does it get better?’ makes me feel something, which is why I wrote the song–to feel something and to share that feeling with others.”

The track’s accompanying video, directed by the band, captures the angst that comes with trying to hide emotions that demand to be felt. Hannah Richter (bass), who edited the video, explains, “Throughout the majority of the video you see all of us keep stoic expressions while we let the music show what we really are feeling. While our expressions were cold, we were representing what we show the world, but the music represents what everyone actually feels inside.” Ultimately, there’s more to people than just the emotions they project or they appear. Richter adds, “This video wasn’t made to just be seen, this video was made to be felt.”

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