2021 is about to be a giant 12 months for 3OH!3. Later this 12 months, the duo are releasing their first full-length album in 5 years referred to as NEED, a play on the title of their hit 2008 album WANT.
Now, Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte are giving followers one other preview of their upcoming music with the trippy new video for “I’M SO SAD.” Together with exploding smiley faces and animated blue skies, the brand new video pays tribute to our center college emo days we’d like to overlook.
Again in November, 3OH!Three stunned followers after they started teasing their first new music in 4 years. For their newest single “LONELY MACHINES,” 3OH!Three returned to their WANT period with the assistance of 100 gecs. The monitor not solely options parts followers of the basic album will immediately acknowledge, however it even addresses these “DONTTRUSTME” lyric years after its launch.
Now, 3OH!Three are again with much more new music for followers. On Friday, they debuted a trippy new video for “I’M SO SAD,” a monitor that’s all about discovering humor in even the darkest of instances.
“I think life is about finding balance and having a sense of humor,” Foreman says. “‘I’M SO SAD’ checks both of those boxes for me. Growing up, I was taught to fight back or push away parts of myself that were negative-thinking, anxious, and sad. The notion of ‘fighting demons’ or telling feelings ‘no’ has always felt like the way one is told to cope. What I’ve learned in my own journey of mental health is that whatever I feel, when I feel it is welcome. This song is like a ‘welcome home’ party for my sad parts. It seems therapeutic to sing it loud over a big chorus. We all know there are more than enough party songs in the world about ‘feeling good’. Sometimes I just want to party sad.”
For the brand new music, Foreman and Motte teamed up with buddy and collaborator Benny Blanco. Actually, 3OH!Three have been working with Blanco for over 12 years.
“We wrote the song with Benny Blanco, whom we’ve worked with since 2008,” Motte says. “And every time we get back in and write with Benny since then, we never skip a beat. We all share the same mantra of working hard at creative expression, laughing, enjoying our work, and mixing playfulness with heavy things, both sonically and thematically. He’s been through experiences akin to ours, so when I left the studio and went back to Colorado to produce the song I wanted to make sure it did justice to feeling sad, but also use collective fun as a therapy for that individual sadness.”
The entertaining “I’M SO SAD” video options some sudden animated visuals together with miniature dancing Foreman and Motte cartoons and fiery smiley faces. As nicely, the video is a real nod to our gone, however not completely forgotten, emo days. Each Foreman and Motte appear to have raided their native Scorching Subject as they seem dressed head to toe with black hair, wrist cuffs and chain wallets.
Final 12 months, 3OH!Three solely instructed Different Press what listeners can count on from their forthcoming album NEED which arrives later this 12 months.
“It’s just exciting to put new music out,” Foreman stated. “I can’t really anticipate. I feel like even putting the teasers out there, seeing our fans, they’re so supportive and excited. People are like, “Oh, you’re going to save our 2020?” I’m like, “Oh, that’s a heavy burden to try to save your 2020.” However, you realize, that’s what the wonder is of placing out music in these instances particularly. However the brand new music’s enjoyable. It’s very 3OH!Three within the sense that it hasn’t been carried out by us. I believe that whenever you hear it, it suits into one thing that you just’d hear on WANT. It will be just like the WANT misplaced monitor, however it’s like a modernized model of what we do with that.”
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