Listen to Teenage Wrist’s beautifully existential new single Diorama

Teenage Wrist have shared a stirring new single, Diorama, which is “about seeing the world through your own microscopic lens”.

Listen to Teenage Wrist’s beautifully existential new single Diorama
Emily Carter
Joe Calixto

Teenage Wrist have unveiled a brand-new single, Diorama.

The duo – guitarist/vocalist Marshall Gallagher and drummer Anthony Salazar – have followed up recent single Sunshine with something they proudly call “pretty moving”. “I played this weird chord/melody thing out of nowhere and when [producer Nat Motte] pitch-shifted it down a whole octave, I knew it had to be a Wrist song immediately,” says Marshall of how it came about.

“From there, we kept letting really dope instrumentalists and producers add layers to it – Anthony Salazar of course with the breakbeat, Kevin McCombs [All Time Low, Papa Roach] chopping and reversing, Ryan from Holy Fawn coming in with the synth assist – and it became something pretty moving.”

Explaining the existential lyrics, meanwhile, Marshall shares that Diorama is about “seeing the world through your own microscopic lens, and how all the insignificance, irony and existential dread are magnified by the technology we’ve become dependent on. We all know this feeling, looking at your phone for hours, watching everything unfold and crumble. All the tragedy and injustice outside your walls, and the feeling of utter uselessness against it. Yet life goes on and you continue existing.”

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