Matter Of Mind’s “Take It Back” Is Emo Rock For Moral Crisis

Modern emo rock

By Pres Dean

Hailing from Stockport, UK, Matter of Mind is a trio carving their own sound in the emo rock space. Like many Millennials, myself included, think of MySpace and side bangs when someone says ‘emo.’ But Matter of Mind is different – their sound is far edgier, groovier, and unapologetically explosive. Their latest single “Take It Back” is a chest-pounding melody fueled with the incessant cannonade of thoughts that invade you when experiencing a moral crisis. Press play: 

Singer J Lambert-Philp said, “This song is incredibly special to all of us. It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for us all when it came together; It was one of the most cathartic songwriting experiences we’ve had as a band to date. The song is very self-reflective whilst also acting like a mirror of someone else’s actions. It almost portrays a feeling of realising everything you thought was right, was all wrong. Everything you know is wrong, and you’re right about it. It goes to show that yourself and others’ actions affect each other more than most probably realise.

It’s a bit of a deep cut for myself and hopefully one that people can latch on to, like the lyrics latched onto me. We’ve had this track under our belts for way over a year now, but now feels like the right time to release it after the incredibly difficult year or so the world has had.”