Sydney’s most morose artist, Burden Man will release a brand new EP before the end of winter.
The self-titled EP follows on from 2017’s acclaimed debut EP ‘Shadows Of The Dying‘ and aims to continue Burden Man’s journey into humanity’s darkest depths. ‘Trenches‘, the first single from the forthcoming EP has been released today.
Burden Man mastermind Justin Finch says of the track, “Trenches is a very simple way of touching on some issues I feel everyone is experiencing/has experienced at some point in their life. Ourselves included. Whether it be trust, abandonment, severe existential dread or just a plain lethargy towards life and the people around you. Sometimes, the safest place to hide is in your own head, away from everyone and everything. As discovered since writing the song, it isn’t necessarily the healthiest way to deal with deep-seeded pain. Though sometimes, you just have to keep on digging until it all makes sense. “
Burden Man is best described as dark folk. Heavy and crushing but not in a metallic sense. In an emotional one. While Finch’s roots lay in metal and blues, where undoubtedly inspiration is drawn, Burden Man is more aligned with singer/songwriters such as Chelsea Wolfe, Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave with a much heavier edge.
Weaving relatable tales of sorrow and contemplation of the inevitable with sombre tones to create a unique style of deathly, Dark Folk. Burden Man delivers intimate, heartfelt and brooding melodies that are coupled with melancholic and minimalist rhythm guitar work which has a tonality that both simultaneously nurtures and disturbs you. These rhythmic stylings fit perfectly with the soulful, ambient and at times, chaotic lead work appearing to imitate varying mental states.