Chappaqua Wrestling Illustrate Social Chaos & Apathy In “The Rift”

Time to meditate

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UK band Chappaqua Wrestling suspends us somewhere between breezy slacker rock and dense garage with their latest single “The Rift.” Thematically, the song dissects all the chaos, divisions, and apathy that have been brewing across the globe. With a pinch of shoegaze and gauzy layers of strings, Chappaqua Wrestling navigate through the dooming feeling without letting hope go. Hit play:

On their new single, the band shared:

“‘The Rift’ is a track about conflict, acknowledging the increasing divisions within society, and calling out those that turn the blind eye. Events from the last year have got to a global boiling point and creatively this has taken us to the same place. It’s the most powerful track we’ve released so far, and it amplifies our perception on how the last year or so has felt. Lyrically it’s influence comes from the poem written shortly after the Peterloo massacre in Manchester; ‘The Masque of Anarchy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It’s an old talisman for suppressed voices in this country, and some of its verses still clearly resonate today.”