Antonioni’s latest single ‘Mary Bell’ is out now.
Antonioni is an alt-rock outfit that hail from Seattle, Washington. Their new track ‘Mary Bell’ is a laid back, slacker track that calls to mind Great Grandpa, Big Thief, and The Breeders. It is pretty much a gem of fuzzy melodies. Which, as we all know, are the best kinds of melodies. The track is named for the English woman who as a child aged 10–11 in 1968 strangled to death two young boys near Newcastle.
“I wrote this song after watching a couple True Crime Youtube videos about young girls who became murderers. I was drawn to this topic in particular as one of my best friends murdered someone a couple years ago– an incident that was so traumatizing and close to my heart that I can’t help but explore the grief time and time again through songwriting,” says Sarah Pasillas (guitar/vox/keys) of the inspiration behind Antonioni’s new single.
“I also like songs that decide to take on traumatic stories (like Polly by Nirvana and John Wayne Gacy Jr. by Sufjan Stevens), as a way to discuss and ask questions like, “how close am I to evil?” No question is more pertinent, right? To face the evil inside yourself and try to recognize it in all its forms”.