Mother

Album: Future Dust (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • The Amazons kick off their second album Future Dust with this song about hypocritical people who cast judgment on others when they are just as bad.

    Cheats try to judge me
    But I can see the sins that stain your smile


    Frontman Matt Thomson told Kerrang: "It's about righteous people that throw stones but don't look at themselves, especially online. We're human; we all make mistakes, but it feels like there's not a lot of space for empathy now. People are quick to judge and you can see through it, and that's what that line does."
  • "Mother" starts off with a long drum intro. Despite this, it was released as the first single from the album. Thomson explained to Billboard why the band chose to lead their Future Dust set with this song:

    "We wanted to show with that reintroduction to the band that we were confident in what we were doing. We weren't desperate to make a palatable radio single. I think bands pander and cater to that demographic and format a little bit, and what we like about rock and roll is when people commit to whatever the f--- they want to do and [are] fearless and confident. That's what we wanted to show with 40 seconds of drum intro before even the riff kicks in on 'Mother.'"

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