Make Them Suffer have released a new song titled “Contraband”. The single features an appearance from Spiritbox frontwoman Courtney LaPlante. Singer Sean Harmanis said of the track:
“‘Contraband’ came together centered around one of the riffs in the song that we’d aptly named the ‘floppy fingers’ riff. We’d actually had this [riff] in the bank since way back in 2016. As the song came together, we decided that it was a great opportunity to include Make Them Suffer’s first-ever guest feature, and we couldn’t have picked anyone better than Courtney! She was a joy to work with and showed such a great enthusiasm toward the song and her parts.”
Harmanis offers some additional insight into this metallic juggernaut, saying:
“Lyrically, the song is about everything and nothing at the same time. It’s about relationships with friends and family. But it’s also a low-key political song, as well as an expression of the frustrations surrounding COVID and its impact on our lives, particularly as members of the music community.
‘Contraband’ is a build up — the result of two years without musical catharsis.”
The song is the group’s first output since their latest outing, How To Survive A Funeral. You can get it here.