Published on June 6th, 2019 | by Hype Editorial0
Janice Prix Knock Us Out Of Our Apathetic Slumber With Politically Charged ‘Waking’
Janice Prix formed in the small industrial town of Trollhättan, Sweden. Despite their passion early on, the local music scene didn’t exactly embrace their creative difference with open arms. But despite all odds, the band has successfully established a place for their unique indie-pop within a town traditionally dominated by metal and punk, even going on to performing at Berlin Music Week.
With dark choruses and pop sensibility, new single ‘Waking’ is far from what their native town is used to hearing. The anthemic chorus and emotive lyrics make the political statement of the track even more profound. The band explains: “‘Waking’ is partly written from a fictional refugee’s point of view. A song with a soundscape that wants to capture the darkness and turmoil a refugee experiences fleeing to Europe. The public debate regarding this topic is very polarised so the song also addresses the tone of this debate and the political movements that are striving to illuminate the issue for people that are so blind to it, they may as well be sleeping.
These kinds of movements tend to use grandiose language, which we wanted to mirror sonically by using big string and brass arrangements.” ‘Waking’ is a powerful testament to compassion and political awareness from a band worth keeping tabs on.