13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Wax Chattels – Cede

Here’s one for you that’s short and not so sweet…its a new track from Wax Chattels.

The song is Cede and is taken from their upcoming album, Clot, due out September 25th. Here is the record company blurb with more:

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD: Today New Zealand’s Wax Chattels share their third single ‘Cede’ off their cathartic sophomore album, Clot, out September 25 via Flying Nun and Captured Tracks. The vitriolic choruses of ‘Cede’ are in Amanda Cheng’s (bass/vocals) native language — Taiwanese Hokkien — and are an indignant confrontation about Cross-Strait relations and self-determination. This track follows their singles ‘No Ties’ — a melodic single about the experience of being a first-generation immigrant that BrooklynVegan called “ferocious” — and ‘Efficiency’, that We All Want Someone To Shout For called “hard-hitting slice of industrial hard rock” .

Amanda Cheng on ‘Cede’ — “I am angry. Saying “you don’t know who I am” in Taiwanese Hokkien is to say “you don’t get to tell me who I am”. You don’t just scream like this to put on an album — you scream like this because it’s the only thing you can do.

This song is an affront to the near-silent cultural genocide that’s taking place — the censorship, the militant threats — and the international community’s insistence on practicing diplomacy with economics at the front of mind. If it takes a loud song that’s half in an unfamiliar language for people to ask, “what’s that about?”, then so be it.”

Amanda Cheng on the video for ‘Cede‘ below — “I set out to make a video that was unenjoyable to watch; unhinging a domestic, ‘safe’ setting. To contrast the blunt lyrics, the thematic statements in the video are more subtle — there’s a geopolitical narrative there, but you’ll miss it.”

The video was directed by Amanda, with the helping hands of Annabel Kean and Callum Devlin of Sports Team.