*The Following Press Release Was Issued By MONOWHALES*
Artwork by Amy V White
I produced the demo for “New Threads” while lying on my bed during a post-tour depression at the end of 2019. This is MONOWHALES bedroom pop at its finest. To me, our new single is about living with a very idealist philosophy, striving for the impossible, rather than accepting myself for who I am. Jordan’s lyric resonates, “way back in school we were the up and coming / but ever since it’s been the past that’s running me down / now I’m thinking that it’s time I turn it around,” since it always felt like we were literally in school together. This was a timely lyric as a band, initiating many big changes that allowed us to move forward from our baggage and start to really grow up together. —Zach
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Zach, Sally, Jordan (L to R) by Becca Hamel
“New Threads” is centered around coming of age, but not as a teenager—as an adult in your 20s. When I listen to this song, I remember that I get told again and again, ‘be yourself’ or ‘people love you for who you are,’ but no one really talks about how hard that is to actually do. It’s been a long road trying to get comfortable in this skin and I still don’t understand it completely because I know that it’s constantly changing. What is nice though at this point in my life is that I feel a bit more settled into myself. It’s not as confusing and terrifying as it used to be. —Sally
When I was young, I always thought about adulthood as the feeling of being ‘finished’ or ‘complete.’ It’s somehow both freeing and disappointing to reach a certain age and realize that you’re never done learning. Zach’s lyric “call me a disaster but maybe I just found my groove” hit me like a freight train when I first heard it. I felt like it perfectly summarized the feeling of trying to build a good life out of the rubble of your past failures. It’s an incredibly hopeful sentiment that doesn’t shy away from acknowledging the pain that comes with real growth. —Jordan