Brooklyn pop-flecked punk trio THICK share their second single, ‘Tell Myself’ inviting listeners to time travel as the band tenderly imparts wisdom to their younger selves.
The track follows the announcement of their forthcoming new album, ‘Happy Now’ and lead-single ‘Loser’, which has already received multiple spins on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1. Working again with producer Joel Hamilton (Iggy Pop, Juiceboxxx) and recorded at Studio G Brooklyn, the LP is set to release 19 August via Epitaph Records. THICK will also be touring the album in the autumn on a run of US headline dates.
About the track, THICK share: “As you get older, you sometimes look at your little-kid self and wish you could give them a hug and tell them everything’s going to be okay. It’s not about minimizing life experiences, but a reminder that you’re stronger than you think and that—despite what it feels like in the moment—there is a light at the end of the tunnel.“
All New York State natives, THICK’s three members first crossed paths through shows at Brooklyn’s DIY/all-ages spaces and soon became a mainstay in that very scene. Since signing to Epitaph in 2018—and making their label debut with their self-titled third EP the following year—the band has dramatically expanded their reach and toured all over the country, including a 2021 run with punk legends Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes. But even as their fanbase grows exponentially, THICK thrive on forging an uncommonly close connection with their audience. “Getting to share our songs with new people and build community in places we’ve never been before has been the most fulfilling experience for us,” says Black. “We want to leave everyone smiling from ear to ear and get them moving around and hopefully look up at us and say, ‘Oh, I can do that. I’m gonna start my own band now.’”
Pre-orders for the upcoming record, ‘Happy Now’ are available via the following link.
Check out the video for ‘Tell Myself’ below.