Sweet Pill Returns With New Music – “Miss This/Tell Me”

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*

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Sweet Pill’s “Miss This/Tell Me”

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/343MTms

Apple Music: https://apple.co/347itjo

Bandcamp: https://sw33tpill.bandcamp.com/album/miss-this-tell-me

Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/35bitzV

Check out Sweet Pill’s recent WXPN/The Key Studio Session here:https://bit.ly/2LJcxGN.


“Its chiming, interlocking guitar licks take a page out of Algernon Cadwalader’s emo playbook. Frontperson Zayna Youssef’s soaring, searing vocals are indebted to the cathartic power of Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa Dabice… there is no denying the formidable presence and charisma the band has — particularly Youssef, rocking the mic and stomping around center stage, working up a sweat and barely stopping to catch her breath — nor is there any denying the expansive possibilities of their sound to grow into something massive.”- The Key (John Vettese)

“It’s only every so often that a band catches us completely off guard in the best possible ways. Sweet Pill is that band! Whereas a lot of acts borrow so much from their influences that they end up following a path that’s been done before, Sweet Pill forges their own trailblazing path by holding close to the familiarity of their influences, but cleverly twisting them to fit within their own individual strengths to create something truly unique that stands out amongst a crowded indie rock scene.”- All Ages Zine

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Sweet Pill

Zayna Youssef – Vocals

Jayce Williams – Guitar

Jack Meidel – Guitar

Thomas Papaccio – Bass/Vocals

Chris Kearney – Drums


With a name like Sweet Pill, it’s assumed any output showcases how the rush of lived experience clashes with hard lessons. You’d also be right to guess this Philadelphia-via-Glassboro five-piece crafts arrangements that are both sugary and spidery, leaving infectious earworms to fester long after frenetic percussion and limber guitars leave behind a smoky trail. By combining the caffeinated acrobatics of fourth-wave emo with the high stakes of 2000s pop-punk and indie-rock, Sweet Pill has mellowed an approach to what could be otherwise labeled cloying and overstaying its welcome. It’s time to get lost in what’s here instead.

Lost in It, Sweet Pill’s debut EP was entirely self-produced and self-made, and made enough of a splash to land the young outfit SXSW slots and an East Coast following. This offering is tailor-made for Zayna Youssef’s prismatic vocal range, through which she soars defiantly away from naysayers (“Nephew”) but also searches for acceptance (“‘Til It’s Gone”). Her bandmates color in this push and pull, littering the struggle with Chris Kearney’s erratic drums (“Best of Me”) and glittering, danceable bridges (“Doubt”).

Sweet Pill returns with two brand new songs, “Miss This” and “Tell Me,” which marks their debut with Know Hope Records. These new tracks, engineered and produced by Eric McNelis at The Gradwell House, show off the distinct differences between surrendering control and controlling how or if you surrender anything at all. Sweet Pill enjoys hanging in the balance between autonomy and adversity—it’s where their gymnastic indie goes down smoothest. — James Cassar


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