A metal write-up on Digital High is about as rare as a sensible Trump tweet, but here we are. That’s thanks to UK outfit Don Broco and their mammoth “T-Shirt Song.”
Latest preview of their upcoming album Technology [out Feb. 2 c/o SharpTone Records], the anthemic single is one born out of intense emotion and personal strife. Frontman Rob Damiani explains:
It’s one of the most emotional songs on the record, inspired by a close friend who had just been through a dark break-up. While writing the song it was also a difficult time for me emotionally, and one night I found myself in a club where the DJ was playing the Baywatch theme tune. Anyone who’s been to a cheesy club night will know this is the moment everyone takes off their T-shirt and swings it round their head. I didn’t really feel like it, but I joined in and as stupid as it sounds it really made me feel better. That was the start of the process by which I came to realise there was light at the end of the tunnel.
Poignant lyrical content aside, the cut absorbs your attention almost immediately with its traditional hard rock roots, but sets itself apart when introducing unconventional melodies, pop-tinged runs, and a captivating brass crescendo.
All elements considered, it’s a giant tune destined for repeat spins. Stream below and grab your own copy too: