Ahead of the release of their upcoming, sophomore album Get Loose, Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers are sharing their new lead single, “Sick of Me.”
The track’s release has been years in the making, following their last record, the 2018 debut Stuck in a Daydream. While their first album took on more of a bluesy, Americana tone, their new LP embraces the world of riff-drive rock ‘n’ roll.
“Sick of Me” was inspired by the isolation experienced by Hanmer and her band during lockdown, acting as an important reminder that community growth is essential and that solely living for yourself is often not enough.
Molly Hanmer expands on the lead single, written “at a time when it was impossible not to be real. And what was real for us was this loneliness, this longing to connect with others, which felt both vulnerable and even a bit perverse. There was anger, too, which you can hear as the song kicks off with this relentless immediacy.”
She says “Sick of Me” was cathartic and let the band express their feelings without being destructive. “And if you hear a nod to Iggy and the Stooges or the Buzzcocks, well, you wouldn’t be wrong. In sum, ‘Sick of Me’ is an expression of the angst and longing we felt during a profound and painful time in our shared history.”
Take a listen, and check out “Sick of Me” below:
Photo courtesy of Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers.