Fresh from dropping their prophetic ‘EPISODE III: PANDEMIC’ EP, Brighton duo Para Fiction have unveiled new single ‘ROY’, out Friday 23rd April.
Characterised by frantic, panicked vocals and paranoid instrumentation, ‘ROY’ is an angsty, dystopian thriller with lyrics that ponder what comes next for this generation. Keeping with the vibe of the track, the apocalyptic, tripped-out official video sees the boys posing with gas masks and on top of pylons, harnessing an end-of-the-world feel that is eerily fitting.
“We always trying to evolve our sound with each release and Roy is probably the main enabler of that,” they explain. “Our generation is a lot more reckless and self-destructive and as a result of that it almost feels like people are playing a real life game.”
‘ROY’ featured on the recently released ‘EPISODE III: PANDEMIC’, the six-track EP that couldn’t have been more timely, with the theme and aesthetic subconsciously soundtracking the global pandemic that has engulfed us all in recent weeks.
It followed on from ‘EPISODE II: EPIDEMIC’ at the end of 2019, their highly anticipated sophomore EP which combined a diverse range of influences, including prog rock and poetic hip-hop, delivered with their trademark DIY spirit.
Drawing comparisons to classic-era Beastie Boys, the DIY duo is made up of rapper James (aka Jambo) and producer Jules (Coding Dude) who both grew up playing in punk rock bands before they first met at a drum and bass night. After self-releasing their debut EP EPISODE I: L££CH RIDDEN on their label Parasitic last year, the 21-year-olds swiftly won support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart.
Another fresh-sounding single from Para Fiction, ‘ROY’ is the soundtrack to these crazy times.