Swedish band Tribe Friday has released a new single today. The song, entitled “forward is the way out,” is the first release from the group’s upcoming debut full-length album, bubblegum emo. The album takes a wry look at optimistic catchphrases that ring futile in the midst of a mental health low, taking the listener on an emotional rollercoaster ride.
Songwriter Noah Deutschmann explains:
“In terms of production, this might be one of the simplest tracks we’ve made. A drum machine, a couple of guitars and a bass, some vocals and a nasty cowbell in the second verse. That’s about it, honestly. To me, the simplicity of it is the track’s greatest strength. It was also one of the first tracks from our upcoming debut record bubblegum emo to be written, so in a way, I think it set the tone for the rest of the album. Because of that, it also feels really good to have it be the first album single. Full circle, you know?”
Stream the new single below and keep checking back for more from Tribe Friday!