Aggressive yet euphoric, empowering yet simultaneously enslaving, THE FIVE HUNDRED are renowned for overcoming adversities and laying siege to every stage they play. Today the band release new single, ‘Black Dogs’, a song about isolation and the plague of mental health, which spreads through society like a contagion of anxiety, paranoia and suicidal ideations.
Watch the video for ‘Black Dogs’ here: https://youtu.be/yDR3PuMtydY
Stream ‘Black Dogs’ here: https://thefivehundred.lnk.to/blackdogs
Vocalist John Woods-Eley speaks of the personal mental torment that inspired him to write the track: “When you are suffering from mental health issues, you feel completely alone in your head, standing on the edge, descending into darkness. No one can jump inside you and help you fight your demons. You’re just on your own. We live on a beautiful planet, but an ugly world, surrounded by breath-taking beauty, but all we want to do is set it on fire… that depresses, terrifies and angers me in equal measures. Look around us at what we have created. Plagues, floods and fires. You can’t make this shit up, it’s f*cking biblical!”
‘Black Dogs’ is the first single taken from a new album coming in October 2020 via Long Branch Records.