“Optimism,” a new track released by DAWNS late night last year, has a sample of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe defending himself against retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s accusations of mass murder and mass graves.
“Mugabe has a classic Trump like response,” DAWNS bassist Ariel Cortes told CL. “‘What bodies? Where are the bodies? Show me a single one?’”
It’s a rebellious touch on a more toned down song from the four-track effort, but the band — which also includes guitarist Michael Barrow, keyboardist Chris Horn and Bryson St. Angelo on drums — goes all out on “Fate” where the band unleashes waves of dark and abrasive rock.
The still untitled EP was recorded fall of 2016 by Frank Calcaterra at Tampa's Atomic Audio. Calcaterra (who plays guitar in DieAlps!, who also have a record coming out this year) also mixed and mastered the record.
Listen to "Fate" below.