Following the release of their previous single “This Is Me Now (feat. Kid Brunswick),” Nashville alt-rock group The Frst came out with their new single, “Small Talk,” an analogy for post-pandemic times.
Found Mikei Gray says the single’s origins go back to the last year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“’Small Talk’ started by jotting down the phrase ‘death of small talk’ in my notes app last summer during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Musically, I wanted something similar but not too close to our song ‘Tarantino,'” Gray says.
“This time around, though, I drop-tuned the guitar to get a little extra attitude and crunch out of it. Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday) gave me his Digitech Grunge pedal a few years ago, and I had been searching for a place to use it in our songs, but couldn’t find a home for it anywhere. It turned out to be the perfect tone for the solo and lead guitar lines in ‘Small Talk’ to help bite through the chunky rhythms.”
Check out “Small Talk” below: