Gumshen Explore Chasms Of Emotion With New Single “Fallacy”
In 2017 genres have all but disappeared. Bands have the license now to blend a wide array of musical textures to create a sound and style all their own. Gumshen is a Seattle-based group that incorporates thumping electronic beats with several variations of rock music, ranging from classic synth-rock to recent pop.Citing diverse influences from Pink Floyd to Chromeo. The four-piece has been churning out releases since 2007, in addition to racking up acclaim for live performances at events such as Seattle Hempfest and Bite of Seattle. Now Gumshen is back to unleash their newest single, “Fallacy.”
The glowing lights on the lead singers chest represent a heart, the organ of the body that provides the engine that sustains life. The song was written about the arrival of death and the feeling fear and disappointment that one may not have become what they’d hope they would have. That we lie to ourselves that we are worth a damn and then the cold truth reveals that lie. The song was composed entirely by Ron Hippe and what he is trying to express in this music is to communicate a strong and real emotion of regret, defeat, and reflection.
Gumshen hasn’t determined a demographic or particular audience to direct their music toward. They believe that their music is perfect for people who can relate to the deep emotional chasms that we as people navigate. Anyone who thinks about the big questions unanswered in a human beings existence. Clearly, Gumshen does not make what you would call party music, but this band still has an infectious quality to their tunes.
The video was recorded at the Market Theater in historic Pike Place Market. It is the location of Seattle’s longest running show called Theater Sports presented by Seattle’s leading improv comedy theater Unexpected Productions.
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