dad sports have recently released their debut EP 'I AM JUST A BOY LEAVE ME ALONE !!!', which dropped on March 19th.
Earlier this year, EP track 'nrvs again' dropped alongside an official music video. The track is a testament to the rapid growth of the band since their debut singles in 2019, and lead singer / songwriter Miguel's skill. The track was recorded, engineered by Miguel himself, with dad sports' signature electronic drums and emotional-inspired colas combined in a potent, catchy and endearing ode to believing in yourself, even if that takes some time.
“I wrote the chorus for this song 2018, before dad sports was even a thing. I had just met Keith, Alex had just picked up the bass, and I was just beginning to write music. I was still finding myself as an artist and was pretty (nrvs) about what others would think of my songs. These insecurities are what shaped the lyrics. For the next few years, we re-wrote the song over and over and over until we were finally happy with it. To us, the lyrics and the long songwriting process represent the time we spent learning how to do the whole music thing together. I realised that you’re always gonna be insecure in some way about your art, but that's just part of the process of improving :) :) Also I have Alex and Keith to tell me if my lyrics are sh*t now LOL.”
The music video was directed by 18-year old Chicago-based Noah Keckler, whose impeccable work belies his short career. The pandemic-themed music video is a ride through the ups and downs of quarantine life with the protagonist recalling the ways we’ve had to find joy in our new paradigm.
On the EP, dad sports have levelled up, honing the lo-fi sound from previous singles into a cohesive EP that melds jangle-pop, electro, emo, and indie-pop. It includes previously released singles 'out 4 a breather', 'gf haircut' and 'name & place'.
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