Local electronic pop band Peachcake is used to putting out fun, dance-y music with existential lyrics, and their latest single, "The World Is Our Platform to Mean Something," is no exception. You won't hear many pop songs indirectly inspired by soil these days, but this track is one of them. The song came about after Peachcake singer Stefan Pruett learned about The Fundred Initiative, an environmental awareness campaign designed to spread the word about lead pollution. Pruett's frustration with the lack of popularity of what he viewed as an important cause also related to how he felt about the music industry when he wrote the song.
"I used the song as a metaphor to describe how I felt about several things, such as the music landscape, to everyday life, all the way down to some deeply personal things going on in my life at the time pertaining to how I was handling and treating a lot of my personal relationships," Pruett says. " The interesting, unique music that's made is constantly overlooked because of what pollutes the industry landscape and what's decided as being the standard of cool or popular or the way things are supposed to be."
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The track is off the band's upcoming album, Unbelievable Souls, which comes out Tuesday, September 25. The past few months have been busy for the band, who played Norwegian music festival Slottsfjell this past summer, have added a new drummer in Dry River Yacht Club's Henri Bernard and have had their music played on television shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Check out "The World Is Our Platform to Mean Something" below, and stay tuned for a music video from the band for the song soon. For more information on the band, go here.