The Wombats are back with their new single, ‘Method To The Madness’.
The low-key track – which you can read all about in the out-soon-but-not-that-soon July issue of Dork – marks their first new drop since 2018 album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’.
“‘Method To The Madness’ is about trying to find patterns within chaos and ultimately giving up, and letting go,” Murph explains. “Some of the lyrics are lifted from my own honeymoon experience – walking around European cities, being amongst tourists whilst simultaneously being one myself, and generally blagging it with last minute hotel bookings. Feeling excitement but still being fully aware that nothing much has changed.”
Of the accompanying video, director Aaron Brown says: “Murph told me where the material of the song came from and I really related to his honesty. The story is about how the muse finds you on its watch, not on ours. It is up to you to step into that inspiration without fear. The world of the muse doesn’t make sense, but its beauty is irresistible. It is also scary though. You have to walk down dark hallways and challenge your fears, but when you do you develop a relationship with the muse. You see where it hides out and in turn, what inspires it! By the end of the video, we see our hero bring the muse to life in an intentional way. She has found how to connect with it consciously, and not always be at the mercy of its bidding. Through this healthy relationship, our her has begun the path of an artist.”
Check it out below.