They are on the top of the charts in their own time, and have traveled a long way from the year 2077 to bring back their first hit single from the future, “Are You Thinking of Me?”, for the generations before their time to enjoy. Reminiscent of the songs created by early 21st century bands The Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, and Walk the Moon, “Are You Thinking of Me” is an extraterrestrial tune with upbeat instrumental hooks, larger than life vocals, and lyrics that scream deep meaning of the hardships of a toxic relationship.
Having collaborated with engineers Matthew Tryba and Brian “Nox” Eisner, this track is a brilliant contradiction of cheery tone and hard-hitting lyrics, sung by frontman Jon Omen with a fervently-buoyant melancholy that is sure to relate to anyone who has been in or around a bad breakup. “Are You Thinking of Me” explores the feeling of being in a one-sided relationship, and the realization that it might not survive. If there’s one thing that remained the same over the passage of time, it is the woes of a troubled relationship.
This is the first song of nine on their upcoming album, which explores the cycles of a toxic relationship – mixing complicated, emotion-driven lyrics with alt-pop beats and catchy hooks, each song building off the last. Purposeful lyrics meet with infectious melodies and engaging arrangements, elevating the new yet committed indie quartet as they ultimately embrace the alternative pop domain and live stages of the US and beyond. “Are You Thinking of Me” expresses that difficult time when you knew something wasn’t going to work out in a relationship, and the frustration that comes with that self realization.
The Starkillers are a band of four, clad in cyber-tech and futuristic wares, that weave their music and image with neon lights and intense riffs. They are from a dystopian future, from a planet much like our own. Blending cyberpunk flavors and futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, their music and overall image showcases the culmination of years of artistic allure and fascination for the relentless unknown. Stylishly blending hypnotic soundscapes with contemporary rhythms and outright immersive escapism, The Starkillers hit the space with a dreamy twist of contemplation and faultless musicianship at the heart of their performances. Backed by the intensity and grit of an authentic live rock approach, layering organic guitars, bass, vocals and rhythms alongside skillfully unique production, the band promise a refreshing spin on the current sound of independent music.
They are beginning to play shows throughout our year of 2022, that are sure to be a stellar display of great performances and catchy music. They are currently preparing for their debut performance, set for September 22nd, as well as getting more of their songs ready for the time leap from the future to later this year and early 2023.