MOD CON channel their climate anxiety into new single, ‘Learner in an Alpha’
03.09.2021

MOD CON channel their climate anxiety into new single, ‘Learner in an Alpha’

Mod Con
Words by Kate Streader

‘Learner in an Alpha’ is the second single lifted from MOD CON’s forthcoming album.

Melbourne trio MOD CON have unveiled the second single lifted from their forthcoming sophomore album, Modern Condition. 

Titled ‘Learner in an Alpha’, the track follows the band’s recently released single ‘Ammo’, and serves as another promising taste of their new record.

What you need to know

  • MOD CON have unveiled a new single and film clip
  • Their new album, Modern Condition is out Friday October 22 via Poison City Records
  • The single is the second taste of MOD CON’s forthcoming album

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Acting as a conversation between the wealthy elite and planet earth itself, ‘Learner in an Alpha’ riffs on the environmental damage caused by capitalism and greed.

“How’d you feel when the climate change report came out? Like you wanted to eat your own socks and curl up in the compost bin? Personal fatigue just can’t be an excuse, so we’re rolling this one out in our own fashion,” said MOD CON of the single.

Pitting surfy riffs and a tempered rhythm against frontwoman Erica Dunn’s distinct vocals, the track mirrors the urgency and power of its lyrical themes.

‘Learner in an Alpha’ comes hand-in-hand with a film clip from local filmaker Sophia Mero, weaving together collage, animation, found footage and green-screen recordings.

Watch the film clip for ‘Learner in an Alpha’ below. 

Modern Condition is out Friday October 22 via Poison City Records