CMU Approved

Approved: Society – We All Have A Price To Pay

By | Published on Monday 15 June 2015


Three years ago, there was much excitement as people tried to guess the identity of the person or people behind Society. Then it all turned out to be some guy who’d been working very hard on his music and just hadn’t thought to tell anyone who he was. Or something like that. I can’t quite remember. Anyway, his name’s Jamie Girdler. Let’s just make sure we’re all up to speed on that up front this time. Does that make the music more or less interesting? No. Stop trying to build a mystery into everything. Thank you.

Let’s just have a look at this new Society track, shall we? It’s the first from a forthcoming debut album. Titled ‘We All Pay Have A Price To Pay’, it’s both precise and ramshackle at the same time. Everything’s in the right place, but the pieces shimmer and go out of focus as we pass over them. Drums are slow and degraded, synths shake and suddenly disappear, and the guitar part echoes from way off in the distance.

As with Girdler’s earlier work, it all comes together to build a distinct atmosphere that creates all the intrigue you need.

Listen to ‘We All Have A Price To Pay’ here: