Norway’s wryest export BOKASSA are back and ready to drag you kicking and screaming into their dystopian future.
Raring to go, with their European trek with Therapy? kicking off today, BOKASSA have dropped another new single, the stoner punk anthem 'All Out Of Dreams' that's filled to the brim with attitude and frustrated, pissed-off pessimism, and also happens to be the title track of their upcoming album!
BOKASSA elaborate, “When most things seem mediocre and most meetings feel like you're just regurgitating empty small talk, you might as well just avoid it all. So it’s a song about trying to avoid socialising with other people and meanwhile escaping into your own mind and hobbies, like gaming FX, as referenced in the 8-bit intro. Kind of a “voluntary loner anthem” if you will. A song for everyone who feels like Stan in the South Park episode "You're Getting Old”!”
BOKASSA's new album is set for release on February 16th, 2024, via Indie Recordings. Recorded by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Halford) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark, fans got their first taste of new music earlier this year via heavy-hitting belter, Garden Of Heathen. A melodically-driven, stoner punk track that's unmistakably BOKASSA, its hefty drums, smooth riffs, and catchy lyrics are only enhanced further by guest vocals from none other than New York hardcore legend, Lou Koller (Sick Of It All).
BOKASSA sum up, “All Out Of Dreams is an album where the feeling of resignation is present on several of the album's tracks. Whether it deals with one's own failures, maybe you feel the system failed you, perhaps because of failed government policies, or that you've just given up on it all.