CULT tracks  

CULT, the latest album from Caulfield Cult, is by far the most mature album so far, with a total of 23 minutes playing time. As one listens from track to track from start to finish, one becomes more mesmerized by the lyrics and ideas. The band previously launched two albums before CULT, and it is the result from a band that is not afraid to stand on its own and producing unique music. They are not your typical punk bands. Their ideas and lyrics represent a hint of clarity, hence carving out a niche for them. The music may sound heavy but it is more than compensated by the deeply meaningful lyrics.

Nicholas Wong, the main poster boy and vocalist for the band, commented that the band is trying to go for clarity in sound, while not going too far up, and has taken into consideration the effects of performing better musically compared to live shows. There are a total of 4 member in the band, consisting of Nicholas as introduced, Brian the bass and backup vocalist, Feroze the guitarist and Andrew the drummer.
Nicholas Wong had been the key person for the album's production. He gave a detailed walkthrough for the whole album by describing a little about every single track. He also shared on ways that the band juggled between different themes concerning relationships, self-esteem and jealousy. Wong emphasized that he aims to write the lyrics in a transparent manner while avoiding overused metaphors which will bury the meaning of the lyrics. If you want to find out more on Wong's opinion about other famous songs such as I Cannot Save You by Patrick Kindlon, you must read on and stream CULT.
For the first track ‘I Do not want you anymore', it was in the instant that Nicholas wrote the song that it will be the opening track. The influence he had in the mid-00s octave chords which are common for Cult's music is the perfect formula for maintaining their musicianship. The main theme for the song is to be less temperamental and upset over petty issues. Wong shared that the recurring theme is not to give up whenever tragedy strikes. It is not exactly written in a positive manner, but it was from the view and experience that Wong gained since young and being a heavy traveller. According to Wong, there will always be someone out there who is in a worse situation than you.
For the second track 'Deadpan', Wong's friend showed him an article where a famous band was interested in Caulfield Cult. It was collaboration between Suis LaLune which provided the vocals recording to Wong. Wong was extremely pleased with the collaboration with a big name band and they consider themselves lucky for an obscure band like Caulfield.
The third track ‘Jealous' is actually not a typical track and it is a band culture to place at least one song that sounds unique and non-conventional. Wong was made to repeat the singing multiple time by his sound engineer as a test to seek out the best use for Wong's vocals. It is discovered that Wong's vocals are limited and have very little endurance. The meaning behind the song is actually about a human being who wants to be over possessive over another companion. It may be interpreted as between two romantic couples. The person in the song tried hard to be open minded.
The fourth track ‘Marwood' was selected over another song called Abolition as Wong preferred this song over the other. Another reason was because they do not have a backup guitarist. The title of the song makes reference to a main cast for a 1987 movie titled Whitnail & I. Marwood is actually a jobless actor who relied heavily on drugs and booze. He is more rational and will be stressed out on any issues they fall into. In the end he finally got back his act together and started pursuing a real career by leaving Whitnail. The song was not written entirely for Marwood persona, but there is very little difference on the track's mood. It has a deeper meaning for listeners which encourage people to slow down and analyze a bad situation more rationally and be more content and happy in a low profile career.
The fifth track title 'Our Wounded Vessels', was inspired by a movie line. The quote which goes by "we make the trip back to our wounded vessels” was very interesting to me and relevant. It has the meaning of soldiering on in a badly damaged ship after many hardships. The entire quote was too long, hence the simplified version for the song title. It is clear as to the meaning of the song. Our band thinks this could be the hit but I do not have any specific comments and just let them have their own say.
The final track '2 Weeks from every-where' is actually taken from a movie quote. It was supposed to be an introductory song but there were many other better songs that could be sung right away. It is for the purpose of adding a dynamic twist to our live performance and singing to a live audience.