Photo by Adam Parshall
One of the trademarks of a Weakened Friends song has always been the soul baring lyrics of Sonia Sturino. "Tunnels" feels especially baring, with a chorus that incudes the lines "I don't even feel a fucking thing lately / Talk like I'm in movies just to get something out." Of course, somehow, this is the Portland trio's most anthemic song yet. It's classic 90's alt-power pop with a huge sound despite being mid-tempo. It's the kind of song that is going to inspire lots of huge sing-a-longs of "Thinking about it all like a race is messing up my health." It's a song about pain with an uplifting sound. If that's your kinda thing, "Tunnels" will be a long time favorite.
You can watch the video for "Tunnels" below. Quitter is due out November 19 on Don Giovanni Records. You can pre-order/pre-save a copy here. For more on Weakened Friends, check out the artist's website.