Bex has released her debut EP SCUM featuring the new single Chained Into My Brain via Scruff of the Neck Records.
The single and EP land as Bex prepares to headline a Manchester gig at Zombie Shack.
The EP looks as some of the key issues and values in her life – feminism, love, honesty, unity, respect, mental and physical health through its six tracks.
As Bex explains, “I want to change the music industry, I want to change all industries. Self expression is different for everyone; for me it comes in different forms of physical art. Music is my most honest form of self expression – ‘SCUM’ is a year’s worth of work and 20 years of living wrapped up into six songs. Lyrically, it’s an emotional rollercoaster. Musically, it’s pure bass. ‘SCUM’ has more bass than ever needed. It’s the roots of my life, my career, my feelings. ‘SCUM’ is the root of the forest I am about to grow.
“When writing ‘SCUM’ I was feeling alone. Now it’s here to bring us together, to remind us we live in the same world, we face similar battles, we are fighting the same war. ‘SCUM’ represents US.”
The EP features Bex’s latest single Chained Into My Brain, looking inside her brain at a time of particular mental turmoil. She adds, “It explores a time when I was very gullible to what my ex-partner was telling me; convincing me there was something wrong with me. I was drowning in emotions. They kept telling me I was acting strange, acting different all the time. When I look back now I feel manipulated. Their consistency in conveying these things to me meant that I lost myself. When I woke up I didn’t know who I was, I didn’t know what I was doing, my life was so confusing. I was down but I didn’t know why, I was happy and they were anticipating the comedown. When writing this track I didn’t understand why I felt this way, I had no clue where my emotions were coming from. It’s been many months and now I finally understand: it was them.
“The important message I am sharing from this track is that sometimes you can’t see what’s causing you pain; your friends and family can’t see it; one day you will dig yourself out of it and everything will make sense. I have learnt to trust my gut, follow my heart and always go back to my roots, remembering who I really am.”
When does Bex headline at Manchester’s Zombie Shack?
Bex headlines at Zombie Shack Manchester on 3 November 2023.