Just over a month since they dished up their previous single ('Over Our Head'), Melbourne emo alt-rockers Vermont are maintaining the rage with another dose of anthemic, punk-laced industrial pop.'Headlights' is an intense ride (at times) traversing emotive rock lashed with a foreboding energy that balloons in pressure throughout.
There's enough crunchy instrumentation mashed with an electronic veil to let loose the horns and flailing hair as well.
"We knew we wanted to write a heavy pop track that played around with screams and breakdowns so we made it happen," vocalist Josh Swanwick says about 'Headlights', which sees the group collaborate with Ocean Grove's Sam Bassal (who mixed, produced and mastered the track).
"After we got the skeleton down, Sam spiced it up in production and made it into the song you hear today. We're so proud of this one and can't wait for it be released."
Ahead of the song's release tomorrow (3 June), scenestr is stoked to premiere the 'Headlights' music video today. Enjoy.
'Headlights' also features on the group's next EP, 'Mature Minds For Overzealous Kids' (due 15 July).
"['Headlights'] took a year in the making," adds Josh, "and as a collective we knew that we wanted to strive for something more challenging and ultimately more superior than anything we'd attempted in the past.
"Sam was an undeniable influence behind our ultimate final product.
"The moment we met with Sam was the moment we knew this release would mark a very special time in Vermont's existence."
Vermont support Reside at Stay Gold (Melbourne) 10 June.