Drained is out now and is pure goodness for your ears.
Selfish Things have dropped their brand new single Drained. Featuring guest vocals from William Ryan Key, the Toronto 4-piece are delivering a rock-driven single with haunting vocals. Diving into the thought that maybe your partner won’t be able to stick with you through the ups and downs of life, Drained transforms a question so many people have asked into an emotionally captivating song.
On the track, front man Alex Biro shares “I’d just gotten married and had spent a lot of time thinking about the importance of sticking together through thick/thin. In the age of Tinder and online dating, people tend to give up on each other instead of working through the difficult shit. It’s a lot easier to call it quits than it is to fix yourself when you feel like you can open your phone and find somebody else. I never want to be that – ever.”
While taking their name from Jimmy Eat World’s 23, with unmatched determination Selfish Things prove they are neither selfish nor self-serving. Having spent years cultivating and nurturing his raw, natural talent, dedication to musicianship and songwriting, Biro founded Selfish Things. All of this, in the hope of shedding light on one simple, yet oftentimes overlooked, concept — honesty.
“It’s just honest,” he explains. “I think it’s the first time in my life that I’ve legitimately told the truth. I think it’s really okay to engage with darkness, to acknowledge it, despite the fact that people run from it. At a show, the collective feeling you get when everyone is engaged in what’s happening is irrefutably the equalization of our human suffering. I really feel like our words connect to people in every way imaginable. That’s the point of what we do.”
With new music in the works and an exciting touring schedule ahead, 2019 is already promising to be a monumental year for Selfish Things.