Child Seat: If This is the End

Child Seat is a fresh indie rock duo formed in 2021 by Madeleine Mathews (MAWD) and Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM, Bizou). Mathews' forceful rock vocals offer a striking contrast against Mazzaschi's eighties-inspired synth-heavy sounds. The band's impending debut album was written remotely during the days of the pandemic.

If This is the End is the duo's new single and video, and the album's opening number. Madeline Matthews comments on the song: "If This is the End touches on the negative effects the Pandemic began to have on love and relationships. Day-to-day life became a bit too redundant and conversations sometimes became stale and repetitive - only talking about the weather forecast for the day instead of interesting or exciting things ahead.

"This soon turned into a toxic pattern of romanticizing a life before the Pandemic, when everything felt a bit more exciting and a new type of nostalgia for pre-2020 started to set in. It also can make you put past memories on a pedestal instead of being content in the present. 

"It often felt difficult to feel excited about anything anymore - fearing that if this path was to continue - it could ruin a relationship. The idea of starting over again seems unfathomable."

Bad Holiday, the debut album by Child Seat, will be out on August 5th, 2022 via Moonboot! Records.



Photo by Emma Cole
 

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