Analog Party Gauge The Consequences Of Apathy & Escapism In “Blind Driver”


Photo: David Fearn

LA-based rockers Analog Party dive into the effects of apathy and escapism that we often indulge in their latest single “Blind Driver.” With its bluesy chords and rippling drum kicks, “Blind Driver” propels with an infectiously fierce motion as the band addresses the selective desensitization we practice when hear a tragedy. And the way we react when we become part of such tragedy: 

Speaking of the track, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Animaan Pathak said, “I remember watching the Australian wildfires on the news in late 2019 and wondering how so many people around me could just go about their lives, desensitized to this horrific destruction of nature. I began to reflect on how most people are completely desensitized to things until they are directly affected. I focused the lyrics on that feeling of collective dread and apathy, and how people find solace in escapism…little did I know what 2020 would bring! Musically, this track is definitely inspired by all-time favorite bands of ours like Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots, with a slight blues touch, like the slide guitar present in the main riff and guitar solo. The chords in the bridge remind me of Revolver-era Beatles though.” 

The track is from their upcoming full-length debut, which is still in the works. The band will also be playing their first show in over a year at the Resident in LA on June 30th