When a band goes several years without releasing any new material and then comes out with a new single, it’s always interesting to me to revisit what they’ve done in the past and compare it, to see how the sound has evolved or how they may have changed over time. The familiar dark sweeping synthpop which has marked Beborn Beton’s albums has with new single “Daisy Cutter” taken an almost optimistic turn – but it gets there in stages, with realizations and revelations throughout its synthetic symphony. Its very willingness to cut itself down in order to bloom back with greater strength is where it prevails.
An amalgam of animal and artifice, “Daisy Cutter” thumps into being with a calling that immediately commands the struggle taking place within its tones. With an inherent uncertainty, there is still the sense of something victorious here; veiled among the overturning of allegories and pontifications on doubt is a creeping self-awareness of purpose that builds this song into an anthem at its climax. This is a song about survival, about laying waste to obstacles and destroying barriers to find truth and faith beyond a seemingly endless void. Where the dead are content to push up daisies, this track is determined to cut them down – daisies, after all, are weeds, and to be tethered to them is to admit defeat. After ten years of silence, Beborn Beton is absolutely not about to do that anytime soon.
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