Today, Philly post-punk quartet Full Bush share “Wild Heart,” the second single off their sophomore EP, Movie Night, due December 3 via Brutal Panda Records.
“Learning to embrace what sets you apart and how you can embody those parts of yourself that perhaps you were told weren’t socially acceptable for one reason or another is what ‘Wild Heart’ is all about. I wrote it at a time when I was struggling to find answers to why I was stuck repeating habits that weren’t serving me, and beginning to do inner child and shadow work helped make sense of the cognitive dissonance I’d been experiencing. The culmination of the song’s message is to stop fighting the lies you tell yourself and instead listen to and feed the pieces of yourself that are screaming to break free and embrace the wildness of who you are without fear,” Kate of Full Bush says.
Movie Night was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Dave Downham (Beach Slang, Low Do) at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, NJ. Hooks, aggression, melody, and songwriting abound across five tracks mixing elements of alternative, punk, hardcore and rock n’ roll.
Movie Night is about Jayne’s old apartment and that one long walk home after The Dolphin. It’s about phone calls you get in the middle of the night when you know something is wrong. It’s dysphoria. It’s about losing the vapes. That one trip Cassie took to Florida. It’s about writing bits on the stacks at Apex. It’s about Kate’s conversation with her inner child. It’s about talking. Or not talking. It’s about a movie that Adesola saw about vampires and it moved her. It’s about drinking too much. How love can be your savior but can also make you feel so utterly lost. It’s the mother fucking cortisol levels. It’s about change. It’s here. It’s forever.
“The EP is about change. Whether within ourselves or outside, the past few years have seen a major shift for us individually and as a band. We acknowledge the pain that was caused by our trauma responses, gaslighting assholes, or turbulent relationships. Sitting in and confronting the discomfort of necessary internal shifts and letting go of what doesn’t lift us up, support us, love us in all the beautiful, fucking flawed ways we are as humans. Movie Night is the endcap of self dialogue when you realize you have control and you aren’t dealing with bullshit anymore, you’re stomping on it.”