SONG PREMIERE: Stand Up and Say No Reflects On Our Crazy Times With Post-Punk Anthem “Electrified”

The biting social commentary and darkly catchy post-punk of Stand Up and Say No is born from something of a paternal perspective as Andre Nault, the band’s primary singer-songwriter, is a father of 8 and writes observationally about current events. The band mines moody indie rock and explosive choruses for an intriguing melding of atmosphere and anthemics. Stand Up and Say No has garnered favorable comparisons to Interpol, Queens of The Stone Age, and Editors, among others.

At the center of it all is singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Andre Nault. Stand Up and Say No came together after a month-long fevered burst of creativity. “The name is a way of saying, ‘I’m doing the best I can to make a difference—I guess I’m winging it like everyone else,’” Andre says with a self-deprecating chuckle. His statement is a playful contrast to the sleekly aggressive and dynamically expansive indie rock which he plies.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the band’s sagely written and gorgeously gloomy new single, “Electrified”, which is officially out on July 19th. Coming in at under three minutes, this punchy tune recalls the ethereal angst of classic and current post-punk like the Birthday Party and Interpol. Andre’s low-register croon lends itself well to the jagged guitar and synth. The song is inspired by fatherhood, and the struggles of being a parent amidst the turbulence of the day with regard to the crises with the church, the environment, and the Trump presidency. “The song is about me promising I will take care of my family during crazy times,” says Andre.

Getting deeper into the inspiration behind the tune, he adds, “Writing music is a process of discovery for me; I usually start with the music and then push through the laziness to work on lyrics. On “Electrified” the music reminded me of a 6-year old’s birthday party. The chorus conjured up images of balloons, colourful wrapping paper and birthday cake. That got me thinking about my kids and the modern world we live in. ‘Electrified’ is me reminding my children that I love them and no matter what, that I am their champion, their protector and their cheerleader.”


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