After riding out a tumultuous 2020 on the low-ley, the long-awaited return from alt-rockers Reality Suite – the first since their 2019 album Awaken – comes in the form of a topical and powerful new single entitled Triggers.
Featuring a certain rock weight and structuring simplicity that quickly let the song weave its way into your psyche, Triggers brings together superb riffs, easy melodies, and that unforgettable passion and power the band never fail to deliver.
Superb song-writing stands tall at every turn here, not least of all the drop to that hook – the whole thing feels genuinely intentional, inspired and emotively overwhelmed by the current state of the world, and intent on expression above all else.
There’s a hypnotic outcry to the progression and melody, the unity between tune and lyrics, and as ever the band’s faultless vocalist injects a mighty sense of realism and further connection to bridge that gap all the more so. It’s a song for the fans, for the people, for the band, and it does precisely what we needed it to do – including venturing out into sublime rock solo territories during the final quarter.
Stunning, really well done. An anthem for our year. Listen loud.