PREMIERE: Finding Better Health - 'Pauper's Grave'

17 August 2023 | 12:21 pm | Mary Varvaris
Originally Appeared In

"We want to be Phoebe Bridgers..." Finding Better Health reveals their new song, Pauper's Grave, to Kill Your Stereo.

Finding Better Health

Finding Better Health (Source: Supplied)

More Finding Better Health More Finding Better Health

Sydney's five-piece Finding Better Health have unveiled a real emo song, filled with twinkly guitars, passionate vocals and a solid combination of post-rock with ruminations surrounding religion within an existential crisis.

Today, Kill Your Stereo proudly premieres the audio of their new single, Pauper’s Grave.

“We want to be Phoebe Bridgers. We want to play to the festival crowds and have people connect with the music we make to the point of tears. But we also want to be the band that puts out a screamo song, or a black gaze song, or a folk song. And we will do all of those things,” Finding Better Health tell Kill Your Stereo.

The band added, “We are not an emo band. We are not a post-hardcore band. If people want to call us those things, then awesome.”

You can check out Pauper’s Grave below.

Pauper’s Grave is based on lead vocalist Harry Belcher’s childhood, where he grew up in an oppressive environment. Throughout his early years, God was always present, leading to Belcher experiencing an existential crisis as he sought a bigger purpose.

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter

Belcher added in a press release, “The lyrics resonate with those who have grappled with the fear of living a life without meaning, while others around them seem to be blessed with unwavering certainty.

“The song doesn't seek to provide definitive answers but rather serves as an expression of the complex emotions experienced during this process of self-discovery.”

Pauper’s Grave was recorded at Sydney’s Brain Recording Studio, with Clayton Segelov providing production, mixing and mastering – Angie Watson also contributed to the recording process.

Finding Better Health find inspiration in shoegaze, post-hardcore and post-rock music genres, as well as emo. In 2021, The Music provided a video premiere for the band’s track, Single Serving Friends.