JUNO Award-winning alternative rockers, MONOWHALES, have unveiled their new single “StuckintheMiddle.”
Anger and frustration take center stag as vocalist Sally Shaar passionately repeats “I’m stuck in the middle, I’m chained like an animal.” The lyrics and performance were channeled through a dark time for Shaar, culminating in one of their heaviest songs ever, both emotionally and musically. The band leaned into their hard rock background, creating an enormous sound complete with stadium-sized drums, half-time breakdowns, and a searing guitar solo.
Intergenerational trauma, self-doubt, and a constant struggle against a male-dominated music industry all play a role in what Shaar has come to deal with on a daily basis. Shot in a classic ‘50s kitchen, it illustrates what can be expected of a woman in Shaar’s position. “StuckintheMiddle” continues the story of MONOWHALES opening up to the world, fearlessly exposing their most vulnerable states in a desperate pursuit of emotional honesty. The group’s third album, Tunnel Vision, will be released this fall.