Review: Sundara Karma Releases ‘Kill Me’

Psychedelic indie rockers Sundara Karma have had fans waiting a year for a new piece of music, but have made a triumphant return with new single ‘Kill Me’, proving they have not lost their touch.

Taking a break after their second album Ulfilas’ Alphabet, seems to have focused the vision of the band. ‘Kill Me’ explores themes of depression and desire in its lyrics while still maintaining an upbeat sound. Upon a first listen the themes may not be clear, and the track can risk sounding like any other, but take a scratch under the surface and it holds a multitude of deeper meanings.

In an interview frontman Oscar Pollock said, “Right now, I feel like I’m able to be the most personal I’ve ever been in my songwriting and ‘Kill Me’ is definitely a reflection of this. Lyrically it draws upon actual events that happened to me throughout the last year and it was cathartic to be able to condense all of that into a track.”

The track was produced by Clarence Clarity who has worked with the likes of Charli XCX and Rina Sawayma and is accompanied with a video directed by Hannah Diamond, who appears to have helped usher in a new era of the band.

Sundara Karma released first album Youth is Only Ever Fun in Reterospect in 2017 and helped them create a dedicated fanbase before releasing Ulfilas’ Alphabet in 2019, with a new sound for the band. The song is the first single from their upcoming EP set to come out later this year, and if this is anything to go by, we’re very excited to see what the future holds. 

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