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Song You Need to Know: Cannon, ‘Light in The Fog’

Inspired by absurdist philosophy and a search for meaning when none exists, ‘Light in The Fog’ will feature on the long-awaited debut album from Cannon.

It’s been many years in the making, but as Melbourne’s Cannon gear up to finally release their long-awaited debut album, the Victorian trio have now unveiled the video to their latest single, “Light in The Fog”.

Released earlier this month, “Light in The Fog” is a slick piece of uncut rock, with powerful vocals laid atop a driving instrumental of reverberating rhythms and often hazy guitar work. Paired with lyrics focused around an indignant, yet tranquillised, social malaise, “Light in The Fog” is an instant rock classic, reminiscent of the ’00s indie scene, with influences ranging back to some of the classic ’70s icons.

“‘Light in the Fog’ is a song inspired by absurdist philosophy, and the tension between a desire to find meaning for our existence where no such meaning exists,” explains frontman Mitch McIvor. “‘Fog’ is about making the most of any situation and seeing beauty within darkness, and doing so despite a lack of ‘true meaning’ being attached to our being.”

Following on from last single “Enemy”, the new track has now been paired with a visual accompaniment from Semiconductor Media’s Andrew Watson, adding in an almost psychedelic mix of shots that helps contextualise the absurdism of the track’s inspiration.

The second single lifted from Cannon’s debut album, Connexion, the record is a long time coming. Having first formed over two decades ago, Cannon were a firm fixture of the Aussie rock scene across the start of the millennium, with triple j airplay and supports for huge names like Jet, Tenacious D, The Black Keys, You Am I, and more.

With its members going on to focus on other projects for some time, recent years saw Cannon reconnecting, deciding to rehearse as an overdue excuse to come together over a few drinks. The fruit of this labour is the forthcoming album, which arrives on June 4th, and serves as powerful proof that even two decades on, Cannon are still the Aussie rock powerhouse they’ve always been.

Cannon’s “Light in The Fog” is out now, while their debut album Connexion will be released on June 4th.