Hailing from Hertfordshire, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes have a new album out. Modern Ruin was released on January 20th under International Death Cult and has reached #7 on the UK charts. This is the band’s follow-up to their 2015 album titled Blossom. The latest singled from Modern Ruin is called “Wild Flowers”.
A steady beat permeates and forms a lush green landscape in “Wild Flowers,” the perfect base upon which to create a rock-driven soundscape. The lyrics tell the story of a man blinded by his love for the object of his affection. Everything about this woman enchants Frank, who sings of the color of his inamorata’s hair, “it takes me so far / so far that I don’t believe that there is an end / but if there is I will climb and dive in again.” These are the words of a man operating under the influence of his subcortical structures.
“Wild Flowers” can perhaps serve as a cautionary tale. While getting swept away in emotion can be pleasant to the point of exhilaration, there are often painful emotional consequences attached to a momentary lapse of rational (i.e., cortical) thought. Frank does not regret the memories he shared with the woman who broke his heart; indeed, the whole ordeal seems to have strengthened his resolve to let the future play out and to let love find him.
2017 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
Catch Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes’s signature sound when they plug inthe 2017 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion in May. The show is sure to ignite the crowd with a high-energy performance. Check out their music and add Modern Ruin to your Music Library today.
In 2016, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year with over 90,000 fans in attendance. If you missed last year’s Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion take a look at our coverage of Day One and Days Two & Three.