Pop-Culturalist caught up with members Trevor Dion Nicholas and Pete Hunt to chat about the band’s success and their new single, “Dark Stars.”
“Dark Stars” is my anthem of willful denial! It’s inspired by that intangible electricity between two people with a new love. The tepid approach of the initial discovery, that fear of letting another person under your skin to really see who you are. The paranoia we all experience where we wonder if to know us better is to love us less. But it’s also about the end of a relationship and being unable to acknowledge the deterioration. The repeated lyric “keep pretending we don’t know what we are” carries two different meanings at the beginning and end of the song. It’s about how love can be unique and extraordinary but ultimately doomed and the refusal to accept that.