Francobollo’s “We’re Dead” Is About Cerebral Mortality

Save the brain

Photo: Courtesy of Propeller Communications

“Through this undernourished generation, everything we know is borrowed” chants Francobollo in their new single “We’re Dead.” The Swedish, London-based quartet dives deep into the brain and analyzes the imminent death it experiences as we incarcerate ourselves to monotonous routines, forgettable social media, and instant distractions. The kooky and cacophonous production somehow work together in creating a harmonious rhythm with humorous undertones. “We’re Dead” sounds like the upset reflection of any exhausted 9-5 slave, but also a mockery of a generation that has willingly decided to kill its neurons for the sake of conformity. We’ll let the song do the explaining:

“‘We’re Dead’ is a meditation on the state of the human brain and its qualities in the modern world. Maybe I’m just speaking for myself and my surroundings, but it feels like our brains are slowly dying…We need to feed it with good shit, basically.” Shared vocalist Simon Nilsson.

The song is from the band’s upcoming second album, which they haven’t shared any details yet. You can go ask them in person cus you know…peer pressure works:

5/29 – Omeara (London, UK)

6/1 – This Is Not A Love Song Festival (Nîmes, France)

6/3 – Presqu’ile Rollet (Rouen, France)

6/9 – Northside Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)

6/28 – Festival Eropavox (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

7/14 – Latitude Festival (Southwold, UK)

8/9 – Sziget Festival (Budapest, Hungary)

8/17 – FM4 Frequency Festival (Sankt Pölten, Austria)