Mastersystem - Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived

Song of the Day
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Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived" by Mastersystem, from the 2018 album Dance Music on Physical Education Recordings.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Sally Lockey

Mastersystem is the new supergroup comprised of brothers and Frightened Rabbit members Scott and Grant Hutchison, and brothers Justin and James Lockey, from Editors and Minor Victories. Together, they released their debut album Dance Music in early April via Physical Education Recordings. “Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived” is the album’s lead single and takes elements from both Frightened Rabbit and Editors to create a dynamic and powerful song. Scott Hutchison said this about the album:“I thought it would be interesting to play around with the themes of restlessness and dissatisfaction on this album, both as a counterpoint to the exuberance of the music and as an obvious reference to the angst and tension I heard in the grunge and fuzz of my teenage years. This is not the angst of a teenager, however. This is the anxiety of a man in his mid-30s, and for a lot of this record I found myself wrestling with the ways in which I am not quite doing life right, in spite of appearing to lead a relatively joyful, playful and artistic existence.” Frightened Rabbit recently toured the anniversary of their cult classic album The Midnight Organ Fight and Editors released their latest album, Violence, earlier this year and are touring the album over the summer, with a date in Seattle on Tuesday, May 8 at Neumos.

 

 

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