As the seasons change, Manchester-based quartet Lake Komo continue to hit hard with new single “Weight of Fear and Doubt.”
While summer single “Milwaukee,” recently added to the Radio 1 playlist, grappled with identity and self-discovery and their more recent bonus track “Manners” delved into the personal annuls of frontman Jay Nudd and his struggles as a family member succumbed to Alzheimers, this new cut deals with another tough subject. Nudd explains: “Depression is something that visits us all in some form or another. With ‘Weight of Fear and Doubt’ I wanted to express how it has impacted on me and how I choose to deal with it. It’s a song that tackles a serious subject matter but I wanted to deliver it in a way that makes it as hopeful and positive as possible. I’ve always loved records that you can immediately connect with and sing along to whilst still maintaining an emotional core and that’s what I wanted to achieve with this song.”
Safe to say all hopes and intentions have been realized – “Weight of Fear and Doubt” not only lays bare an accessible perspective but does so in uplifting fashion. Difficulty is so often symbolized by darkness, a lack of light, and this track is no different. Triumphantly, however, Lake Komo implore us to hold on to hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.