Australian post-punk soloist ENOLA returns with their latest single, ‘Metal Body’, a powerful, emotive track that vents anger and frustrations about failing healthcare systems. The release follows on from the success of previous single, ‘Strange Comfort’, which was released in August.
Taking inspiration from 90’s grunge and shoegaze artists like Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Pixies, ‘Metal Body’ spotlights how much of a powerhouse ENOLA is, highlighting the songwriting expertise held by the fast-rising multi-instrumentalist.
Of the track, ENOLA states:
Metal Body’ explores our failing healthcare systems and entities, my own experiences in witnessing loved ones fall victim to these failures, and in turn feeling my own frustration of bearing witness to such.
Already, ENOLA is shaping up to be an enigmatic and captivating performer, with their live performances feeling intimate, holding their audiences close. They have performed alongside some of Australia’s most groundbreaking artists this year, including the likes of Rolling Coastal Blackouts Fever, and have displayed their powerful performances at Big Sound Showcases.
The track follows on from recent single, Strange Comfort via Our Golden Friend, the single’s release comes ahead of their performance at BIGSOUND festival in Australia next month. Accompanying the release, ENOLA has also shared the track’s accompanying music video, directed by Triana Hernandez.
Strange Comfort finds itself influenced by the no-wave sounds of the likes of Joy Division and Suicide’s Alan Vega, whilst combining that with the post-punk tones of IDLES and Fontaines D.C. – with a twang of electronica thrown in for good measure. Centred around the line ‘there’s a strange comfort in us all going through the same’, Strange Comfort conjures up an urgency of time running out.
Speaking of the single, ENOLA states:
There is a comfort in knowing that suffering can be a universal experience. We are alone, yet together in our aloneness.
The single arrives hand-in-hand with its partnering music video, which captures the knife-edge feeling that ENOLA interprets within the song – featuring forward movement and chaos binding together with surrealism.