The rocking single asks, "Can you tell me how we live with all this pain?"
The Maggie Pills ask us to tear their hearts out on their energetic new single, Rip My Heart Out, which has been lifted from the upcoming Lickety Split 7" co-released with fellow Melbourne group, The Miffs, out Friday, 3 February via Tuff Cuff Records.
The band formed in Melbourne in August 2019, just one month after founding members Delfi Sorondo and Mario Perez moved to Australia. The outfit has developed a reputation for their live shows and relentless gigging, while their lyrics explore the destruction of land, displacement of rightful owners, discrimination and sexism.
Rip My Heart Out is inspired by legendary bands like Sonic Youth and Hole and bleeds with heartache alongside jagged riffs, punchy bass lines and rolling drums.
"Rip My Heart Out revolves around the love we received (or didn't receive) from our parents, and how that intertwines with the way we live through romantic love when we become adults," lyricist and vocalist Sorondo shares. "It's the people we love the most that hold our hearts and the most power to hurt us.
"The song is about that complex presence of both pain and sadness reigning over those needs that were never met, and how there is also a big love and desire to always have that person in our lives because they are a part of us."
The single is also accompanied by a stop-motion/collage music video shot and directed by local video maker and musician Kalindy Williams (Hearts and Rockets, Orbit Arcade).
This is the last taste of The Maggie Pills' music for 2022, with much more to come in 2023.
Check out the Rip My Heart Out music video below and pre-order the physical Lickety Split 7” here.