Premier: Carl Gene – “Numb”
All the feels.
Baltimore, Maryland’s Carl Gene (who previously performed under the names “Naked” and “Naked Cult”) specializes in raw emotion and brutal honesty. While some acts bludgeon the listener into a depression, Carl Gene’s music slowly grabs hold and pulls you down, like quicksand for your feelings. It envelopes you, pulling you deeper and deeper into the abyss. You struggle to fight out of it, but that only makes things worse until inevitability takes hold.
Carl Gene’s gloom and doom continues with his new song “Numb” (save your Linkin Park jokes), a poignant ode to the death of his father exactly seven years ago today. He explains:
“On October 4th, 2009, my father unfortunately passed away due to medical issues. I was 16 at the time, and really took his death hard. The song “Numb” was written in October of 2014, and was written about how even after five years, his death still hurts just the same as it did in 2009. The last line “I am ready to come home” were his last words before dying in my mothers arms peacefully.”
“Numb” appears on Carl Gene’s new album Feel out October 12th on Feeble Mind Records.