Released in February, the song has taken on a whole new meaning.
Melbourne hard rock band Sordid Ordeal released their track, ‘Great Ocean Road’, in February during a pre-COVID world. The song speaks of the liberation that comes with getting out of the city and going on an adventure, yet at the time of its release, there was no context of a global pandemic.
Nine months on and the world is a very different place. As Melburnians request their annual leave, book their Airbnbs and gear up to hit the road from November 9, ‘Great Ocean Road’ takes on a whole new meaning.
The songs bears blazing guitar lines and an anthemic chorus that underpins the mental gridlock that can come with being city bound for so long.
“Put your foot down/Put your foot down/I wanna get the fuck out of Melbourne/I wanna get the fuck out of Melbourne,” the band sings. “Shift the gear up/Turn the tunes up/I wanna get the fuck out of Melbourne/I wanna get the fuck out of Melbourne.”
With 111 days of lockdown behind us, it’s safe to say that Sordid Ordeal’s message on ‘Great Ocean Road’ carries more weight now than it did upon its original February release.
The track came alongside a video shot by Melbourne production crew We Are Moon House, which is more of a horror scene rather than a joyous escape from the city.
Check out the song’s film clip below.
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