The world's current climate of anxiety is a bit much to take on, even for someone as emotionally tapped in as Matthew Dear.
Dear is more than just your average dance creative. In about 15 years he's found time to push the cutting edge of dark-pop dance grooves under his own name, while simultaneously exploring different sounds with his minimal moniker Audion and techno-alias Jabberjaw. He's also co-founder of Ghostly International and Spectral Sound, but he still found time to get away for a bit with his friends Simian Mobile Disco to put some of his own anxieties into healing song.
“'Wrong With Us' came about in a frenzied session with Simian Mobile Disco at their studio in the English countryside,” Dear says. “We started with some modular synths and went from there adding vocals, drums and other odd ends. In the end, we finished four songs in four days, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. It's a reflection on the state of the world we live in today.”