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Microcosms’ Forget Us Single Review

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Microcosms’ Forget Us Single Review

Microcosms' Forget Us

The cover art for the Microcosms’ alt-rock single, ‘Forget Us.’

Band: Microcosms; Andrew Tschiltsch: vocals and guitar; Bryan Emer: bass; Jered Piepenbrink: drums

Single: ‘Forget Us;’ recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Salcido at Command Space Audio

The seemingly most fundamental ideologies in life are meant to be pondered by even the most steadfast believers. From such vital societal concepts as religion, the universe and the cultural mindset to an introspective exploration into what people want to do with their lives, it’s vital for people to question their beliefs throughout their emotional journeys. That important quest is powerfully highlighted on ‘Forget Us,’ the recently released single from Chicago-based alt-rock band, Microcosms.

The fiery song, which was written by the trio, is a socially conscious exploration into the musicians weighing their passions, and how they fit into the expectations of staying on the path people have long been conditioned to accept. Microcosms’ singer and guitarist, Andrew Tschiltsch, has explained that the punkish and intense track was inspired by him questioning his place in the world, and wanting to spend his time doing what he felt would be valuable to society and make him happy.

‘Forget Us,’ which begins with pulsating guitar rhythms and drums beats, features Tschiltsch’s fierce punk-driven vocals. Focusing on the extreme fearmongering that’s plaguing modern society, the group scoffs at those leaders who use fear as a weapon to suppress the people who don’t support them. The introspective lyrics stunningly emphasize the fact that the people in power mainly act to improve their own personal situations, and fail to remember to aid the people they’ve sworn to serve and protect. The band’s singer also fearlessly croons that leaders also amplify society’s smallest fears to cloud people’s minds, and make them lose their focus on what’s really important. While the leaders may pretend like they care, they secretly just build their followers up, in order to break them down.

The seemingly most crucial philosophies in life are meant to be debated by even the most unwavering believers. From such integral societal concepts as religion, the universe and the cultural mindset to an introspective exploration into what people want to do with their lives, it’s essential for people to question their beliefs throughout their emotional journeys. That important quest is powerfully highlighted on ‘Forget Us.’ the Microcosms’ fiery alt-rock tune is a socially conscious inspection into the musicians weighing their passions, and is one of the year’s most important tunes about the state of American culture.

For more information on Microcosms, visit the band’s official website, as well as its Bandcamp, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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