‘The Destroyers’ is the second single and lead song by CNJR from the upcoming album ‘I Can See the Church Burning Through the Binoculars‘, which releases on October 09 via Future Archive Recordings.
The new album sees CNJR depart from a deeper synth-driven electronic feel to embrace an indie aesthetic throughout the album. A stronger presence of guitars, acoustic drums, and vocals can be heard interwoven with retro synthesizers and electronic elements recognized from prior releases. A starkly dark album, ‘I Can See The Church Burning Through The Binoculars‘ explores themes of repression, emotional turmoil, and identity.
The new single ‘The Destroyers‘, which is released today, is a cinematic, intense, moody, and capturing a pressurized feeling of hopelessness. Weaving heavy guitars with strings, the song is able to hold a tension throughout it that is introspective and contemplative. The title hints at a timely exploration of a largely invisible and all-encompassing enemy, plaguing the world around us.
|CNJR comments: “Meant to set the tone to the full album, The Destroyers is a song I wrote while focused on personal and internal conflicts in my life, which also coincided with large scale cultural and political conflicts erupting in the world. It’s meant to bring you into my space, in preparation for exploring the darkness. Enjoy?“|
CNJR is a nomadic project fusing retro synthesizers, dark cinematic science fiction themes, post-rock, electronic music, IDM, synthwave, darkwave, downtempo, instrumental, indie electronic, witch house, and various other influences. CNJR covers a vast emotional spectrum with music that is meant to inspire a journey.
On the new album, CNJR notes: “This album came together during a time in my life when I was processing internally about my childhood, the relationships in my life, my experience as a queer person, gender-fluid person, and really being honest about the dynamics present around me. A lot of fear, pain, repression, alienation, and self-censoring came up for me, and you can hear it in the music. The result is a pretty dark exploration, I hope it can feel cathartic for listeners in a similar way it was for me to work on the compositions.“
‘I Can See The Church Burning Through The Binoculars‘ can be pre-ordered here and will be out in October on Future Archive Recordings, an artist-run label founded by CNJR, Sun Glitters, Arms and Sleepers, and Little People.
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