The bystander effect or bystander apathy is a psychological condition in which individuals are less likely to help a victim.
Especially if the number of attendees is large, then it is very rare for any of them to rush to help.
The factors that contribute to the bystander apathy are many, among them: the diffusion of responsibility and the denial of the seriousness of a situation.
An additional reason, which is more common, is the choice of a person to turn a blind eye to an incident.
The social problems that plague our world, such as racism, domestic violence, class segregation, bullying, etc., it is unthinkable in modern society to hide them under the rug or to be indifferent to their existence.
When people choose to ignore a tragic situation, then, as has been proven a number of times, the consequences can be fatal!
It is not uncommon for a band to create songs that herald socio-political situations.
Perhaps the “magic world” of musicians has the potential to perceive socio-political situations before they even occur.
Of course, the “god” of Rock ‘N’ Roll can also intervene, often appearing densely, especially to awaken consciences, lost in oblivion.
Somehow this happened in the case of Tomorrow is Lost and the song “White Noise“.
Long before the band was officially formed, this was the second song written by Cass King and Joe Mac.
The original name of the song was “Man Within His Mind“, as perhaps the oldest fans of the band remember.
Lyrically, the song deals with a huge list of harrowing situations that plague the whole world.
But its deeper meaning is the blinders that people wear in the face of harsh situations that occur next to them.
In racism, in domestic violence, in the separation of classes, and how many more!
“This song has accidentally ended up being extremely poignant given current world affairs,” Cass said.
All in all, the album “Therapy” deals with all these bad situations, with the first half focusing lyrically on domestic violence.
“White Noise” is a song that refers to people’s choice to turn a blind eye on everything that happens around them.
As we have mentioned many times, people’s choice to be indifferent costs lives.
A problem must not be hidden under the rug, but it must be solved or even a solution must be claimed by societies!
Cass says: “This is a principle that can apply to so many of the world’s wrongs…racism, class division, domestic abuse, the list goes on.”
The lyrics explain
“If you walk on Turn a blind eye
Is your head held high?
They say that ignorance is bliss
But tell me can you live with this?
Turn away or walk on by
It’s just the sound of my white noise (And I scream)
You people can hear me
But people you’re not listening
Take a good look at me
If you raise your head then you might see
Things may not be what they seem
Should we put this to the test?
Tell me would you interject?
Tell me would you?…”
Although the music was written on Rock’s tracks, the song went through many waves until it reached its current form.
These are melodies that very quickly established them as forerunners of the “New Wave Rock “n” Roll“.
The song is, in my opinion, a combination of the old classic Rock with several elements of Hard Rock.
After all, it is no coincidence that their debut album “Therapy” has been considered one of the best for 2020!
Although it went through a lot, being the “problematic child” of the album, as Cass says, it was “a real triumph that came quite unexpectedly.”
The creation of the band could be considered a coincidence or rather an act of karma.
Cass and Joe were on a band to perform at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.
However, the other members had already decided not to participate. So in just 2 days, they had to find new members and show up.
Of course, they succeeded and in fact, their name emerged the night before the show.
“I don’t even think we had a name until the night before the show, and we plucked ‘Tomorrow’s Lost’ from an old lyric book… We ran with it, dropped the apostrophe, and the rest was history.”
Their first appearance, as Cass tells us, was a day they will remember forever!
“Oh god yes, and it was horrendous looking back now (and at the risk of regretting this I believe it is still up on YouTube somewhere – though I won’t make it too easy for you to find haha).
We fumbled our way through three songs, on a stage so big we had no idea quite what to do with it…
Crazy to think how far we’ve come since then, we haven’t done too bad!”
Cass reports that one of the band’s most important moments was when they performed live on Bloodstock.
The reason why she will always feel proud of the release of “Therapy” by Eclipse Records.
In closing, Cass also sends a message to the band’s fans:
“An eternal thank you for giving me experiences in my life that I’ll always treasure and hold in immensely high regard.
To have such a personal record be so widely received with the love that Therapy did is something that I’ll always be incredibly grateful for.”