Vexed unleashes new single “Trauma Euphoria”

Author Hernan Osuna - 21.6.2023

UK alt-metal band Vexed have revealed their third new single, the dynamic “Trauma Euphoria”, together with an official music video. You can watch the clip below.

This Friday, June 23, the fast-rising act will drop their aggressive new offering, “Negative Energy” – the successor to their highly-lauded debut, “Culling Culture”, through Napalm Records.

Trauma Euphoria” features some of the most impressive guitar work on the new album – heavier than ever before. Gifted lead vocalist Megan Targett’s brutal growls and beautiful, crystal clear clean vocals create an impactful contrast, captivating the listener.

Vocalist Megan Targett comments on “Trauma Euphoria”: “Experiencing a traumatic event or grieving a major loss comes with a myriad of feelings. Denial, depression, anger and sadness are the most common ones you hear about. However, there is one that I’ve found nobody speaks of; Euphoria. Small moments of time where you forget that you’re grieving and slip back into the person you were before the event. It’s like a euphoric experience that’s heightened by the fact your brain hasn’t felt any hit of dopamine in such a long time.”

However, that sudden realization when you remember the trauma and snap out of the high has you crashing 10X harder. Feelings of guilt and shame take over and you fall deeper into the dark depths of your depression and grief. This dark place becomes a safe space in your mind, as leaving it can cause more pain and isn’t worth the fall. You can become addicted to suffering and this song is a love letter to it.”, she adds.