Blackpool UK pop-punk/metalcore band Octopus Montage are taking the new year by storm with the release of their new single and music video “Dopamine.” Taken from their forthcoming album How To Live and How To Lose (release TBD)
“‘Dopamine’ is a self-deprecating, angst-fuelled explosion disguised as a catchy pop-punk tune. The song focuses on the mindset many people find themselves in when they’re in their late teens and early 20’s and have to start acting like a ‘proper adult’ but have no idea how to do so,” the band shares.
“’ It looks at issues like lifelong friends entering long-term relationships, moving up in their life while you’re still single, working a dead-end job, and living at home. Hence the need for a release of Dopamine in the brain – a naturally created chemical in the brain known as a ‘feel-good transmitter.’”
They continue: “The sarcastic twist, ’here goes another blow, another worthless anecdote,’ is inspired by bands like blink-182, who exposed the difficulty of growing up while showing that a bad situation can be looked back on and laughed at later down the line. It proves that everything may not be as bad as it may seem. We also wanted to continue showcasing both our softer and heavier sides.” About the video, they add: “We wanted to make a music video that would make everyone smile, and we thought the best way to do that is have everyone show off their furry (or scaly) best friend.”