Photo by Jeannine Kaufer
Fucked Up's upcoming album (the one written and recorded in a twenty four hour period) is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated releases of 2023. The latest single, "I Think I Might Be Weird," shows off what might become the album's sound: It's a more straightforward rock song that may even lean into pop a bit, except for singer Damian Abraham's vocals which are just pure hardcore. This should not work at all, but somehow the abrasiveness of the song fit perfectly with the melodies. There are even vocal harmonies going along in complete opposition to Abraham's vocals. "I Think I Might Be Weird" is this crazy blend of mid 90's mainstream alt-rock mixed with hardcore mixed with modern indie pop, and it's glorious.
Damian Abraham talks about his songwriting process for One Day:
“It almost felt like it might be the last time I’d ever get to record vocals for anything. What do I want to say to friends who aren’t here anymore? What do I want to say to myself? There was a lot of inner reflection going on, and after retreating into the fantasy world with Year of the Horse, this record is like we’re returning to real life.”
You can watch the video for "I Think I Might Be Weird" below. One Day is due out January 27 on Merge Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Fucked Up, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.
Thu. Jan. 26 - Calgary, AB @ Big Winter Classic - Broken CityFri. Jan. 27 - Saskatoon, SK @ Winterruption - Louis’Sat. Jan. 28 - Edmonton, AB @ Winterruption - Starlite RoomThu. Mar. 9 - Bristol, UK @ The FleeceFri. Mar. 10 - Exeter, UK @ The CavernSat. Mar. 11 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor BachSun. Mar. 12 - Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill 2Mon. Mar. 13 - Newcastle, UK @ The ClunyTue. Mar. 14 - Glasgow, UK @ Room 2Wed. Mar. 15 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf InstituteThu. Mar. 16 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social ClubFri. Mar. 17 - Brighton, UK @ PatternsSat. Mar. 18 - London, UK @ LafayetteThu. Apr. 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny BrendasFri. Apr. 28 - New York, NY @ Brooklyn MadeSun. Apr. 30 - Washington, DC @ Union StageMon. May 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland BallroomWed. May 3 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia HallThu. May 4 - Indianapolis, IN @ HifiFri. May 5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater