Photo by Adam Kelly
Winnipeg's Tunic aren't a quiet band. Their new single, "Fade Out," reflects that despite the heartbreaking subject matter. Singer/guitarist David Schellenberg is the co-owner of a venue. In a four year span, he watched his business partner be diagnosed with MS, and slowly lose vision in both eyes. Eventually he had to step down from his position. "Fade Out" is about that in a shockingly loud way. It's a two minute burst of frantic noise punk. The song sounds desperate and just barely under control, with wailing guitars, driving drums, and screaming vocals. It's just about as intense as you could expect from a three piece following some semblance of song structure.
David Schellenberg explains the song on their upcoming release:
“I’m not one to write about situations/emotions that I haven’t lived through. I need that catharsis of screaming about these things over and over again. These are all things that have unfolded in my life and I use Tunic as a coping mechanism.”