Chicago based alternative indie rock band Neptune’s Core share stirring track ‘Unloved’ out everywhere now. The band’s dynamic, layered EP Called Upon is due out August 25 via Side Hustle Records. On ‘Unloved,’ the four-piece embrace a darker sound that aims to turn pain into power.
With a gradual build, rhythmic guitar strums and explosive bridge, ‘Unloved’ achingly sinks into feelings of loneliness and heartache. Written mostly in one sitting, Sofie Richter (vocals/guitar), says writing the song allowed her to put words to difficult, complex emotions she was feeling. The pain culminates in a bridge filled with soaring vocals and crashing drums, a catharsis that is heard sonically and felt by all when played live. Lyrically intimate, it cuts so deeply that in the beginning, playing it live would bring her to tears, but now, feels empowering.
Richter says, “The first couple times we played it live, I cried either post-show off stage or once even on stage. It’s a brutal song. And as difficult as it is to put myself out there and play it, it’s the most rewarding feeling. I can just release.” Sister and bandmate Hannah Richter (bass) is so proud of her sister’s ability to dig deep into her pain and come out the other side stronger. Echoing the raw emotion that pours out of the track, Hannah adds, “Every single time I hear this song my entire body goes tense from the emotion built into this–it shows so much bravery.”