British alt-rockers Stoner had this to say about their track ‘The Anteroom’ in an e-mail; “‘The Anteroom’s lyrics deride the “un-navigated, unmitigated rudderless dream, and the almost child-like petulance of the impatient territorialism of identity and ownership, that somehow, in the end, we will achieve and live in a distilled utopia of British values, when really it’s just regressive isolation- a waiting room of uncertainty,” the band said.
The track was inspired by BREXIT and the band isn’t happy about the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The band said the track was inspired by the “infantilization of the the referendum.”
The track describes a “very British suicide”, the political turmoil rocking the middle class, through the meta-play of the children’s show Peppa Pig.
Don’t let the band’s name fool you; they’re anything but laidback with lyrics that explore dying, death and other existential crisis. The band took their name from the John Williams’ novel Stoner, about a farmer who blindly pursues literature as the world collapses around him.
‘The Anteroom’ is the follow-up to their previous single, 2018’s ‘Ultra Mid-Life Crisis’;