Stick To Your Guns Sign To Pure Noise; Release New Song “Universal Language”
Californian hardcore outfit Stick To Your Guns have inked a fresh deal with Pure Noise Records (home to the likes of Four Year Strong, State Champs and The Story So Far) and released a new song titled “Universal Language”. The track wasn’t going to be released this early, but frontman Jesse Barnett commented that STYG decided it would be “a perfect time with what’s happening right now in America”.
Barnett shared his personal view on recent events that have involved “a problem” with “how people in black and other communities of color are treated by law enforcement”. “I come from a family of military people and I have family in the San Antonio Police Department, and yes I still mean the things I say,” he noted. The singer also identified the fact that “as a white kid it is impossible for me to relate to this”. However, he resolved the ability to “recognize” that privilege and “use it to stand against these obvious injustices that take place every day”.
Based on that, the song is dedicated to Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, those killed in Dallas, the 215 fatalities of the Baghdad attack on July 3 and the people of Oaxaca, Mexico. But it’s also “for the world who only communicates with violence and to those who only open their mouth when things get bloody”. You can expect to hear some more new tunes from Stick To Your Guns when they release an EP later this year.
Listen to “Universal Language” below.