Release Date: Oct 30, 2020
Record label: Captured Tracks
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
It’s an art form to make angry music sound like you’re having fun at the same time. Yet MOURN seem to have mastered it in spades. As with the rest of the population, it’s been a challenging time for the Barcelona collective. Founder and former drummer Antonio Postius left the band last year, with the remaining members Jazz Rodriguez and Carla Perez Vas citing both creative and personal differences for their parting of ways. Nevertheless, what that also gave them was the impetus to write and complete a new record, and while Self Worth isn’t as brash or in one’s face as its predecessors, it unashamedly represents the sound of a band coming to terms with having left adolescence.
On 2018's vibrant Sorpresa Familia, Mourn celebrated the end of the label issues that hampered them from playing and promoting their music. However, they're still frustrated by plenty of other things -- capitalism, the patriarchy, relationships -- and on Self Worth, they tackle them head-on. Somehow, they sound even more liberated on these songs than they did on Sorpresa Familia.