Brooklyn-based indie-rockers Motive
have been making quite a name for themselves these days. From MTV
, the quartet have been winning fans over with a sound that blends indie and ambient with a raw aesthetic. Find out what the buzz is all about for yourself with the premiere of their new single, "White Lizard Island," — which, despite its cool demeanor and imaginative name, hides a chilling story. "This is a song about a killer in the tropics," says vocalist/guitarist Nick Wold."I wrote it after a trip to St. Thomas with my girlfriend, when I learned that the island has one of the highest murder per capita rates. Crazy statistic for such a beautiful place."
Can't hear the darkness in these crashing instrumentals? Pay attention to those lyrics. "Killer, did you forget the law/Did you forget your momma who raised you by the rules." Yeah, some things are more literal than you might think. Spin the song's exclusive premiere, and get ready for the band's forthcoming EP which this tune comes off of, out soon.