Austin, TX melodic emo act southstate has dropped a new EP.

Following the release of last month’s “idwda” ft. Broadside’s Oliver Baxxter, the pop/rock project of Sam Ma has also premiered a new music video for “springtime allergies” (be somebody).

Texas alternative pop act southstate is out to correct the misconception that the Southern states are without culture and diversity.

Led by the multiracial, multicultural Sam Ma, southstate was initially conceived to make music for those who felt out of place and didn’t fit perfectly into any of the boxes they are supposed to occupy.

Musically, southstate takes a dexterous approach to its art; nods to bedroom pop acts the likes of blackbear and Jeremy Zucker; emo titans such as Fall Out Boy and Grayscale as well as Asian acts Keshi and Joji.

New tune “springtime allergies” (be somebody) is taken from southstate’s new three-track EP, Late Nights Texts, out now.

Stream the new EP here.

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