Now that the longest build up to an album of all time, aside from “Chinese Democracy” is finally over, Canadians Alternative Metallers Sumo Cyco could have been forgiven for taking a few weeks off. Their major label debut for Napalm Records, the home of Jinjer, DevilDriver and Infected Rain to name but three is out in the wild and they can’t do any touring. But they’re not ones for enjoying a Kit Kat so Skye “Sever” Sweetnam has dropped a one take vocal playthrough for single “Bad News“, keeping herself razor sharp should the opportunity to play a show happen at the drop of a hat.
Frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam says about the single: “I’m sure many people can relate to feeling like everyday is ‘Bad News’ over and over again. There was a point in 2020 when I was so glued to the news and current events it felt like my personal identity was fading away into an abyss and replaced with a scrolling, media consuming robot. It made me miserable, but I felt like I had a responsibility to know what was going on. It took me a while to peel myself away from the constant barrage of negativity and find a balance.”