With this shift in direction, songwriter Will Toledo establishes a completely new character called Trait, a persona which came out of his side project 1 Trait Danger with Car Seat Headrest bandmate Andrew Katz. Toledo’s sardonic lyricism hasn’t been lost however, coming to the surface when Trait relays a desire to take up weightlifting or while expressing a disdain for Hollywood culture. Despite stemming from personal experience, Toledo’s lyrics reflect widely felt modern anxieties, while his desire to reinvent himself feels symbolic of a generational restlessness.
Making A Door Less Open by Car Seat Headrest is out now via Matador Records/Remote Control.
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