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Brisbane alternative rock quartet Rare Words channel energy and emotion into their latest arena-ready hard hitter, Antidote, out everywhere today.

A personal release for vocalist Joel ReardonAntidote tackles the confusing and tumultuous experience of living with ADHD before diagnosis. The single acts as an open letter to the condition itself, and reflects on the struggles before understanding there was an answer to the symptoms. “My diagnosis answered a huge amount of questions I have almost always had about myself,” says Reardon. “The song talks about how trapped and lost I felt – always crying out for an ‘antidote’ to feel more normal. It’s been a super cathartic experience reflecting back and seeing how much change I’ve been able to make within myself over the last 12 months of understanding and treating ADHD.”

The single was written, recorded and produced by the band and welcomed Ocean Grove‘s Sam Bassal to the fold for the mix and master. The music video, by Digital Bath Productions, shares the band performing and warping in a grandiose room looking out over greenery and peace. The end of the clip shows Joel opening the door to a copy of himself, accepting and welcoming the new version.

Rare Words is Joel Reardon, Brent OttleyLuke O’Toole and Matt Bertucci. Formed in 2014, the four-piece pride themselves on their DIY ethos, self producing, recording and songwriting as a group, crafting the music they themselves are passionate and excited about. Antidote is one song from a catalogue of big singalong choruses, crushing breakdowns and contrasting delicate ambience.

In 2019, the band released their sophomore EP titled ‘Disconnect’ which put the band on the metalcore map, seeing the release gain over 300,000 streams on Spotify, sell out their first ever headline show at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane and tour across the East Coast of Australia. Leading singles LostNumbered and Shallow Hearts saw adds to editorial playlists The Core and Homegrown + Heavy.

Following the release of ‘Disconnect’, Rare Words released two standalone singles titled Snake Eyes and Everglow, which set the stage for the next era. With some time spent in creation, Rare Words have returned with Antidoteboasting newfound dedication, direction and undoubtedly – at their strongest.

Rare Words are no strangers to the live circuit, and have played shows with ‘68 (US), SECRETS (US), Deez NutsDiamond ConstructBelle HavenDeadlightsPridelandsWindwakerStepsonBloom and joined Lune over the weekend with Patient Sixty Seven and Written by Wolves (NZ).

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