The Wombats Try To Find Patterns Within Chaos In “Method To The Madness”

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Photo: Phil Smithies / Sarah Louise Bennett / Pete Novosel / Signe Luksengard

The Wombats capture a new level of craziness in their latest single and video “Method to the Madness.” And by new level, we mean finding some kind of pattern within chaos – now that’s double insanity. Dripping with melancholia, “Method to the Madness” is layered with heart-cringing piano chords and drum kicks that take you on a sonic rollercoaster as The Wombats’ frontman Mathew “Murph” Murphy self-exorcises his demons. The track comes with a video directed by Aaron Brown:  

“‘Method To The Madness’ is about trying to find patterns within chaos and ultimately giving up, and letting go. 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,” Murph explained.

Director Aaron Brown added, “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.”