In the tumultuous soundscape of Study of Us’ latest single, “Extinction,” Jay, the creative force behind the project, crafts a dystopian anthem that grips listeners with its fiery urgency. The track, a live set favorite now immortalized in the studio, unfolds as a 2.5-minute declaration of the environmental devastation humanity has wrought upon the planet.
The song opens with a visceral assault of aggressive vocals that ride the wave of a bed of enraged synths, propelled forward by the relentless drive of pounding drums and the weathered strumming of an acoustic guitar. Despite the minimal lyrics, the message is clear – a desperate and last-ditch plea to awaken collective consciousness about the impending extinction humanity faces due to its relentless exploitation of the Earth. “Extinction” is more than a musical composition; it’s a sonic protest, an emotional outburst aimed at highlighting the consequences of our actions. Jay’s live performance, which includes sample triggering, live looping, intense guitar playing, and impassioned vocals, is a testament to the raw energy that underpins the song.
This apocalyptic anthem, born during the solitude of lockdown, encapsulates the artist’s deep connection to the subject matter. With every element meticulously crafted, programmed, and performed by Jay himself, “Extinction” is an immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of conventional music. As Study of Us unveils a series of unreleased live tracks and gears up for an exciting new year with upcoming gigs, “Extinction” stands tall as a sonic monument. It’s a powerful reminder that music has the capacity to be more than just entertainment; it can be a rallying cry for change, a call to action, and, in the case of Study of Us, a compelling force for planetary reckoning.