With just one day to go until they release their fiery sophomore album Transitional Forms, hardcore outfit Sharptooth is giving fans another taste of what’s to come sharing their fourth new single.
Titled “Evolution,” the hard-hitting and timely track features Anti-Flag’s Justin Sane and focuses on selfish individuals who refuse to look outside themselves.
“I wrote ‘Evolution’ in response to the apathy I was seeing every day in the world around me,” says vocalist Lauren Kashan. “Whether it had to do with global warming, racism, sexism, or poverty, I’ve witnessed a phenomenon that I can only call a 'not my problem’ mentality — people being unwilling to look at their own behavior simply because something doesn’t directly affect them.”
Kashan added, “And now, in the days of COVID, and the (grossly overdue) worldwide conversations about systemic racism and police brutality, I think the message of this song is more important than ever. Yes, you should work to follow CDC guidelines, not only because you could get COVID, but mainly because someone else could catch it from you who’s consequences might be far more dire. Yes, you should explain systemic racism to your white family, because they will be able to hear that message from you easier than they can hear it from someone who doesn’t look like them, and just 'canceling’ your racist uncle doesn’t actually help black people, because they’ll still have to deal with him even when you decided you don’t want to. Yes, you should be examining your lifestyle and making changes so as to decrease your carbon footprint.”
“There are so many day-to-day things we can be doing that extend beyond us as individuals and have global impact,” Kashan states. “I truly believe that if everyone just made a daily, concerted effort to cultivate empathy, to ‘think outside yourself’ and put in the work to listen to and understand other people’s experiences and evaluate their own personal impact, the world would be a much happier, healthier, more productive, and overall better place.”
To check out Sharptooth’s powerful new track and accompanying music video, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to grab a copy of Transitional Forms here.