It is their first new material since the self-released Arc EP in January 2022. The sounds as well as the lyrics embody a range of significant changes in the lives of the band members, as courses change and patterns evolve and diminish – for better or worse.
The recurring line ‘We might learn to ease our minds’ in Monolith could represent a desirable outcome for these shifts, but as the lyrics in Voyeurism suggest, there will always be something else to break one’s head over. ‘It’s only natural’, the song concludes. For Voyeurism and Monolith, the band returned to producer Wessel van den Broek (of To Adelaide) with whom they recorded their debut singles Only This and Decadence. This much appreciated joint effort led to a bundle of vivacious and impassioned songs that indicate promising and grander releases in the future.
Production by Wessel van den Broek
Mastering by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air
Cover art by Sophie Florusse
Docile Bodies is Sjoerd Aarden, Tadzio van Bel, Hans Diks en Merl van der Markt