In the music video for “Oblivion!”, the title track of Sundara Karma’s new EP, frontman Oskar Pollock is dressed like a US football player on a digitally simulated pitch. Channelling his innermost feelings, he turns American jockery on its head, singing, “I guess I’m picking up the pieces left by our collision course,” against a thrashing pop-rock melody.
Sonically, the EP is different to any of the band’s previous work, marking a new era of Sundara Karma, characterised by heavy, more urgent sounds that borrow elements from indie and glam-rock to genre-blurring results. Pollock’s vivid lyricism is tinged with emo angst and set against the futuristic sounds of producer Clarence Clarity (Charli XCX, Rina Sawayama). With epic visuals courtesy of PC Music‘s Hannah Diamond, Sundara Karma continues to carve out their space in the alt-pop hall of fame.
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