Dark electronic duo Rituals of Mine is fresh off a tour with Garbage and they have immediately hit the pavement since settling back in. They are in the middle of writing a sophomore LP to follow up their acclaimed debut, Devoted, and they have no plans to stop performing. New dates in San Francisco and their hometown of LA have recently been announced, in addition to their appearance at Treefort coming next March. Their new song is a cherry on top of the news, though it will fill you up as if it were the full sundae.
“I tell myself every night,” lead singer Terra Lopez sings in the new single as a machine gurgles her words back. The message of the track is clear from the lyrics, but a quick way to understand the defiantly anti-Drumpf single is through its title: “No Time To Go Numb.” Lopez wrote the song on Inauguration Day 2016, still reeling from the pain of the campaign—but everyone had yet to experience the unspeakable cruelty of Drumpf’s administration. With that in mind, it serves as the perfect resistance song; it takes heavy emotions and churns them into inspiration, if only for survival. Expect it to be on heavy rotation for the next two years.