It’s time to get really, really real with the new Thank, You I’m Sorry track “How Many Slugs Can We Throw Against the Wall Until We Question Our Own Mortality,” out February 7 on The Malta House via Count Your Lucky Stars.

Thank You, I’m Sorry is the solo project of Colleen Dow. Armed with just their voice and an acoustic guitar, Dow crafts incredibly relatable confessionals that everyone can connect with—struggles with love, working a job you hate, or just finding a place in the world. Songs that get to the heart of a young creative’s struggle in a destructive world.

“I wrote ‘How Many Slugs…’  the fall after moving home from my first attempt at independent adulthood,” Dow says. “I was living alone in a town of 1200 people (Malta, which the album is named after). I had just been writing songs in an attempt to cope with the emotions I was experiencing. This was one of the first songs I wrote that garnered reactions from my friends due to how relatable they found it.

“I spent the remainder of my time at the Malta house writing more songs about my collective negative feelings and decided to start Thank You, I’m Sorry shortly after moving out of that house and into Chicago. The name of the song comes from a 3 a.m. conversation with my then-roommate when they said the phrase ‘How many slugs can we throw against the wall until we question our own mortality?’ I remember telling them right after them saying it that I was going to name a song that, to which they simply replied, ‘do it.’

You can also catch them on tour this winter:
2/6 Ypsilanti, MI @ Dragons Den
2/7 Akron, OH @ Bless This Mess
2/8 Pittsburgh, PAY @ GAFIP
2/9 Erie, PA @ PACA
2/10 Cambridge, MA @ Charlies Kitchen
2/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmores
2/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Wharf Arts Center
2/13Toms River, NJ @ The Clubhouse
2/14 Washington, DC @ VFW 9274

Preorder the album here. 

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Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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