Southern California band MOVEMENTS have shared the brand new song, Barbed Wire Body.
Barbed Wire Body isn’t a typical Movements song. While it boasts the angular riffing, push-and-pull sonic tension, and emotive vocals that fans have come to know and love, it also boasts a different, harder, and faster energy.
“Barbed Wire Body is a departure from the ‘typical’ Movements song,” says vocalist Patrick Miranda. “We usually have more ebbs and flows in the dynamics of our songs. However, with this song, we really just aimed for a high energy, loud, in-your-face track that has little regard for our usual sound. We wanted to write an upbeat track with tons of energy that just felt fun and exciting. I think this song is the first of a new era of songwriting for us.”
While the track represents a sonic shift for Movements, the narrative follows “a person who seeks validation from others by way of intimacy,” according to Miranda. “However, this person remains closed off and is unwilling to let their emotional guard down for fear of being hurt. It’s the story of someone who jumps from casual relationship to casual relationship, but always leaves before they can let themself truly be emotionally vulnerable.”
Movements will return to the road later this month, supporting Knocked Loose.