While the world was shut down in 2020, Social Order was formed. A collaboration to combat isolation and generate purposeful creativity, Social Order gelled into a band by wrapping melodic, hooked-filled pop songs with a synth-laden post-punk sound. Two years later, the trio of vocalist/guitarist Mason Musso (Metro Station), drummer Anthony Improgo (Metro Station, Parade of Lights), and guitarist Andrew Ward (Nuwave Fighters) partnered with Audioneer for a six-song release entitled “How To Lie”, which included four previously released singles, and the new title track along with an alternative version of the “How To Lie” single featuring goth chanteuse Raven Quinn.
On Valentine’s Day 2023, the band released the single “Worst Way”, an angsty heart ripper with a punk dancefloor beat that was immediately featured on Spotify’s Darkwave playlist. Social Order then dropped “All My Life” on May 1, which continues the band’s exploration into the subjects of romanticizing the past, depression, and the complicated feelings inherent in toxic relationships.
Their latest release from the end of July is “Boys”, which mines the psyche of self-deception and rationalization in pursuit of romantic desires. Another Spotify Darkwave playlist entry, the song was mixed and mastered by Korine’s Trey Frye. Writing, recording, and producing their own material, Social Order has become a self-contained unit--even handling all their own video production and digital visual content. Social Order plans to release their second EP, “Tantalize,” in October 2023.
“It feels energizing to be creative in all aspects, especially during these unprecedented times”, says Musso. We definitely drew inspiration from artists we admire for the aesthetic of this new music, but we also poured our feelings and lives into the production and lyrical content of these songs, explains Musso. With all that people have been going through these last few years, we felt the theme of the songs had to reflect that. Sometimes exploring that darkness can be cathartic. We hope our music takes you on that journey.”