Massa Confusa has never been an outfit to shy away from the darker sides of social behaviour and the human condition.
Brave, highly-personal and designed to hold a mirror up to society, ‘Tourist’ sees the band push this exploration even further than usual, investigating the sensations of alienation, forced migration and society’s lack of empathy towards those unwillingly displaced from their homes.
Soundtracked by a dark Massive Attack-styled trip-hop rhythm, ‘Tourist’ builds its sense of claustrophobia through use of a menacing piano melody over which are sung androgynous, distorted vocals repeating the lines “I’m not a tourist”, “I’m not a terrorist”.
Highly personal, ‘Tourist’ reflects on both the effects of core member Ally Morton’s recent relocation to Spain and also society’s demonization of the things we do not understand.
Promising to return to their louder post-punk sound soon, ‘Tourist’ shows off Massa Confusa’s musical abilities and their search for new styles and sounds.
You can listen to ‘Tourist’ now at clartycat.bandcamp.com.