Song Premiere: Malk – “Your Old Apartment”

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Photo by Asia Babiel

Over the past year or so, Warsaw’s Malk has grown from vocalist/guitarist Maciej Lewicki’s solo songwriting outlet to a full-fledged four-person band, with a sound somewhere in between Glocca Morra and Joyce Manor. They recently finished recording their self-titled debut EP with Kuba Korzeniowski, and it’s slated for a self-release early next month.

In anticipation, we’re excited to premiere the EP’s lead single, alongside a visualizer created by Weronika Szewczyk. It’s called “Your Old Apartment,” and it’s a fiery, noisy emo track that begs to be screamed out to the rafters of a crowded basement. The band’s first-ever single, it’s a great introduction to Malk’s whole deal: two minutes of raucous math-punk, kindred spirits to both the lo-fi charm of Aeroplane and the collegiate weariness of Sports with the sonic dressings of More Friends Than Fans. In other words, look, if you’re a reader of The Alternative, this is for you.

Lewicki shares that

The song (and largely the EP) is built around the concept of staying in place, being static, and not really feeling like you’re making any progress. It is about rebellion in the face of the world rapidly changing in front of you, your friends moving to different cities and having to meet new friends. It’s about navigating an increasingly hostile world and trying to remain optimistic in spite of it, an ode to hurting and healing and loving and losing through the transition and upkeep of adulthood.

Check out “Your Old Apartment” below.

Malk is out May 10th.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

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