Go With Strangers is essentially a solo project from Malaysia presented as a fully-fledged band who have just released their impressive debut single, ‘Further’.
“Further was written to encourage and push myself to overcome social anxiety.” San comments. “To not give up, continue pursuing music, pick up the mic for the first time in my life, and sing for Go With Strangers.”
Going for a lush and relatively heavy shoegaze sound, the song achieves its intent in emphasizing on emotionality, and becomes a rather expressive endeavor which establishes Go With Strangers as an act to observe.
Fans of Nothing and Deftones will find a lot to appreciate here.
“Over the years, some of my friends in music had abandoned music, due to personal reasons,” the artist continues. “Youth is swiftly fleeting, but I always held on to this passion of mine. The first line in the lyrics of Further says ‘Shelter these feelings that take me higher’ – I believe what I truly meant was I needed to shelter (safeguard), these feelings (passion, music) that take me higher.
“And the words right before the chorus: ‘This hunger won’t let me be, oh, it will set me free’. – Cliché as it sounds, I know if I am not still creating music today, I may probably not be alive anymore.”