This week on While You’re Away, we’re getting personal with YUNGBLUD, rocking out to new music from In This Moment and L.S.Dunes, Soccer Mommy’s new EP, and more.
L.S. Dunes drop new track ‘Old Wounds’
“’Old Wounds” was a song that Travis brought to the band a while back,” says Frank Iero. “In getting ready for the upcoming desert session, Anthony came back around to it and ended up singing an incredible melody over it. After hearing Anthony’s voice on that song, it was pretty obvious what needed to be played over those existing melodies. ‘Old Wounds’ definitely feels like it represents the cold nights out in the desert for me and it might be one of my favourite songs we have done as a band.”
Anthony Green adds “’Old Wounds” was inspired by something I thought that I had lost that I actually needed to let go of.”
“The way everyone drifted into this song and brought their own energy was one of the most organic and natural approaches to songwriting I have ever been a part of,” continues Travis Stever. “From the initial instrumental ideas to the vocals Anthony added, all the way to the production, it just flowed. Like we had a road map for where the song would go already. The feelings it derives from me, and the continued layers make it possibly my favorite song I have ever been a part of writing.”
Listen to the track below.
Soccer Mommy announces new EP ‘Karaoke Night’
Soccer Mommy has announced her new covers EP Karaoke Night, out September 22nd.
The EP features Sophie Allison’s recent cover of Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” and her latest cover of Taylor Swift’s “I’m Only Me When I’m with You.”
“I really wanted to cover this song because it’s one of my favorites from Taylor’s first album,” she says. “I listened to that record so much when I was a kid and I think it had a lot of influence on me then.”
The release also includes covers of R.EM.’s “Losing My Religion,” Pavement’s “Here,” and Slowdive’s “Dagger.”
Pre-order Karaoke Night here.
YUNGBLUD gets personal on new single ‘Hated’
YUNGBLUD has shared his new song “Hated,” his most personal yet.
Prior to its release, YUNGBLUD shared a trigger warning statement saying “Hated” is “the most personal song I’ve ever released” since it addresses the fact that he was “molested by a doctor” when he was a child.
“It’s a rallying cry and an exposition of the soul,” YUNGBLUD explains. “This song is ultimately about freeing yourself from bad experiences and trauma. Finding inner strength. Acknowledging your past, accepting the pain and having the courage not to let it define your future.
“You’ve got to kill somebody to be somebody to be who you want to be. You’ve got to hit rock bottom and live through all of the shit nobody believes. You’ve got to hurt some people but first some people will thirst on watching you bleed. And that’s when you know that you’ve made it. When you’re hated.”
Watch the video below.
In This Moment release new song ‘Godmode’
In This Moment have shared “Godmode” the title track from their upcoming album.
“The lyrics came from feeling powerful and tribal and entrancing,” vocalist Maria Brink said in a press statement. “The fact that [guitarist] Chris [Howorth] gets me so much that I can literally send him a voicemail and he sends it back to me in music form shows how in tune we are. It’s been a long time since I screamed on an entire verse for a song. I wanted to release a bunch of stuff and it felt visceral.”
Listen to the song below.
Godmode arrives October 27th. Pre-order it here.
Tours on sale this week
Aqua, yes the ones behind 90s staple “Barbie Girl,” have announced a fall U.S. tour. The aptly titled “Barbie World Tour” kicks off November 12th in Seattle, Washington, and will wrap up on December 20th in Los Angeles, California. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 30th.
Chat Pile will embark on a fall North American tour with Nerver, Nightosphere, Intercourse, Urine Hell, and Meth supporting select dates. The tour kicks off September 12th in Nashville, Tennessee, and wraps up November 18th in Columbus, Ohio. Find tickets here.
Chicago rapper Noname is heading out on her first tour in four years this fall. The tour starts with a hometown show in Chicago on October 11th and concludes on November 15th in Portland, Oregon. Find all the details here.