Brighton four-piece GURU recently returned with their frantic, first release of 2020 the other day in the form of ‘Roses‘. It’s a raw, punk-y track that’s persistent and brimming with brutal guitar riffs/rhythms. ‘Roses’ is a whirlwind of ferocious energy, yet it has its more punchy, minimal parts which make the track even more intense.
Speaking of ‘Roses’, GURU’s frontman Tommy Cherrill has said: “’Roses’ is about the uphill struggle of trying to get anything done when you’re at the bottom of the pecking order, whilst simultaneously knowing you don’t want to be anything like the people at the top. I thought this was best exemplified by the gifting of a rose, which can be seen as both a gesture of gratitude, and of buttering someone up.”
“I guess now is a better time than ever to put this out – with leaders, landlords, employers etc all showing a remarkable lack of empathy to the everyday lives and wellbeing of those less fortunate. It shouldn’t be necessary that people in the most vulnerable of positions have to work the hardest to enact compassionate change which should come from the top.”
Listen to ‘Roses’ by GURU below and keep up with the band on social media via the following links: