“Mood Swing is about just wanting to be left alone. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need time to deal with things in our own way,” declares Blood Youth vocalist Kaya Tarus regarding the band’s new single “Mood Swing.” The video, the third to be shot by Zac Pinchin, can be seen here. Kaya continues, “We wanted to get across a sense of isolation and paranoia and how being alone with your thoughts can actually be very claustrophobic!”
The track is taken from the quartet’s recently released sophomore EP ‘Closure’, which is now available for pre-order on their double vinyl ‘Inside My Head Vs. Closure’ here.
Collecting their discography to date, the vinyl is limited to 250 units and sees release via Rude Records on May 28th. Chris Pritchard, guitarist of the UK metal punks explains: “Our debut ‘Inside My Head’ was a lyrical meltdown. It expressed the issues Kaya has had for the past six years in a way he hadn’t been able to show until the band started. With this new E.P – Closure – it’s about what he once felt coming to an end. And for all of us this EP is literally closure for the personal anxiety we all felt while writing Inside My Head. The whole thing was a recovery process. Full circle.”
Recorded once again with producer Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios, Closure sees the quartet confident and utterly in charge, their seemingly endless arsenal of punch-in-the-mouth riffs and the kind of grooves that simply defy you to stand still, packed tightly into sharp, controlled bursts. “You can tell we’re pissed off, hungry and have something to say,” says Chris, who writes “…every Blood Youth song ever without even picking up a guitar, in my head at 5 AM.”