Super Whatevr has released a new video for single “melancholyism.” today. The track is taken from the band’s latest album don’t you wanna be glad, released earlier this year via Hopeless Records. While in quarantine, the band discussed creative ways to make a music video.
On the video, vocalist Skyler McKee shares, “I ran out of ideas because all of my favorite artists are incredibly creative… melancholyism. is a quarantine anthem so it felt fitting to show the frustration in trying to remain creative during this time in society. Hope you enjoy my crumble”
“As an introverted musician I’ve struggled with finding time to recharge my emotional tank,” shares McKee on the song. “This has been a major theme across the EP and first record, and “melancholyism.” finishes what I started with ‘Good Luck’ and Kathrin With a K in hopes of finding someone who I can truly feel “alone” with. This song is a loner’s love song to my wife Jess who I feel that I can be with and not compromise my quiet times.”
Produced by Courtney Ballard (Good Charlotte, Waterparks), the 12-song album follows the band’s 2017’s ‘Good Luck’ EP and 2018’s ‘Never Nothing’ in both in time and theme. Composed as a linear narrative tracing McKee’s path from unrest to inner peace, ‘don’t you wanna be glad?’ calls back lyrical elements from Super Whatevr’s previous albums to create as cohesive and deeply personal record as the duo – McKee and drummer Chase Vernon – have ever made. “This album is about the pursuit of joy” McKee adds. “I had to spend time deconstructing what it is that makes me glad.”