Toronto-based trio The Nursery cite acts as contradictory as New Order, The Cure, Electric Light Orchestra and Queen as influences. it’s a blend that works, pomp and post-punk combining to haunting effect on Human Race.
The song has a very intimate and emotional message; the band say it’s about ‘feelings of alienation, disassociation and schizophrenia’ and tackles such tricky concepts with tact and ease as if confiding to the listener one to one.
The arrangement has a confident and reassuring feel, pushing a sense of empowerment and positivity to create a catchy sound that isn’t at odds with the more earnest lyrics.
Lead singer and main songwriter Alex Pulec, really knows how to sell emotions behind the lyrics as fellow band members Victor Ess (synths) and drummer Josh English create a perfect, poignant yet powerful backdrop.
It’s a song to make you dance and a song to make you think – quite a combination!
Human Race is from the band’s Life After Wartime album which you can pick up on Bandcamp and all major digital outlets including Spotify. You can keep up to date with the band’s upcoming gigs and releases on Facebook.