Graduating Life have shared a new track from their upcoming album 'II', and it's the sort of song that you feel deep in your chest as you listen to it.
The track is called 'Fine' and fizzles with shirt-grabbing energy and earnest feeling. It's music at its most pure and raw and real, and it doesn't get much better.
Vocalist Bart Thompson had this to say about the song:
“I had this lyric about how I hit my tooth out. I used to have a big gap in my teeth and when I was a kid, I got made fun of for it. When I had it knocked out, I asked for them to close the gap. When I was writing this song, I was writing about feeling stagnant and locked up in a cage and I wrote ‘closed in’ – and then I thought, ‘gap tooth.’ From there, I just wrote the chorus. There’s a couple of styles of rock thrown in there, but the ska one stayed. It’s just me having a lot of fun playing guitar. If people like guitar music, then that song is a fun one.”
Have a listen below:
'II' is set for release on July 09 via Pure Noise Records.
The artwork looks like this:
And the full tracklisting like this:
01. Photo Album
03. Let’s Make A Scene
04. In The Back
05. Crushed & Smothered
06. Five Years
07. Black Skinny Jeans
08. Not That Bad
09. 19 Stars
10. I Wrote You This Song