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After teasing it on the awesome Fearless At Home live-stream event, Volumes just dropped their second single “Pixelate.” 

“Pixelate” is the second new track that Volumes have dropped since announcing the return of former vocalist Michael Barr with the track “holywater.” 

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Barr left the band in 2015, with the band citing that it was due to them traveling in different directions musically. Then, in December it was announced that Volumes had parted ways with their vocalist Gus Farias. Farias’ statement on the matter was that he did not quit and was kicked out. 

Then, in January, we were informed that Barr was back with the band after a five-year absence and Volumes dropped the hard-hitting “holywater.” 

Now, they’re back with their second single “Pixelate.” Speaking on the track during the Fearless Records stream, Barr revealed what the song is about. He said it’s “inspired by the publications and applications we choose to use to get our news and to communicate with each other and being really cognizant of how much we do that, how much we ingest it and which platforms we use to do so.”

With the release of “Pixelate,” Volumes reiterate that statement. 

“The song is about consuming and ingesting too much social media and news,” the band explains. “It’s about the negative influence that these platforms, applications, and publications have on us today.”

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The video for the new track was shot safely in Los Angeles, CA. Packed with plenty of visual flair, the video is a perfect juxtaposition to the brutality of the song itself. 

“Pixelate” Lyrics

Force fed faster
Like there’s nothing left to eat again
Transmissions miles away
I know you’re broken just like me
Right hand plastered
With my left one going down the drain
And everything you say to me
And show to me
It makes me want it more
Crawling on my knees
So tell me what I need again
All that I can see

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It’s taking me so long to give and not bleed
Another stem another sign to plant your seed
(Save me)
Tell me everything you believe
(Listen)
Expect the worst in a glimpse of me
(Save me)
Expect the worst when you hear from me
Born to breed
Wait in line another minute
Born not free

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Never over til’ it’s finished
It’s hard to see a concept
When it’s TIME to cut the chord again
Always standing on shallow ground
Misery’s all I’ve got now
Dead to a generation
In a twenty first century pixelate
Who did I need more
Expect the worst in glimpse of me
Expect the worst when you hear from me
Born to breed
Wait in line another minute
Born not free
Never over til’ it’s finished
Save me
Like there’s nothing else
Set me free
Like there’s nothing left *
Give me a reason to see this through
Cause’ I’m so far gone
So far from you
Force fed faster
Like there’s nothing left to eat again
And everything you say to me
And show to me
It makes me want it more

Born to breed
Born not free

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