Twenty Nine Scene really is coming full circle with The Used dropping a new track just before Christmas.
Legendary rock icons The Used have surprised fans with a brand new single. Blow Me (Feat. Jason Aalon Butler) is frenetic and explosive while showcasing the undeniable vocals of front-man Bert McCracken.
“The Used are proud to present our new song Blow Me featuring Jason Aalon Butler from Fever 333,” shares McCracken on the new single. “Whether metaphorically signifying the power of words in general or magnifying concern for the situation of societal gun violence, we urge the fans of our music to find individual and personal meaning in all of our songs. Thank you, and please enjoy!”
Fever 333 supported The Used in 2018, but this is the first time members of the two groups have recorded together. “If I’m being honest, I’ve been a fan of this band since the first single they put on an Atticus Clothing comp CD back in 2002. I heard Box Full Of Sharp Objects and thought- ‘This is it. This is the next step in heavier music with melodic sensibility,’” shares Butler on discovering The Used. “I loved it. I studied it. Then I met the man that produced it, John Feldmann. Loved him. Studied him. Then – a couple of months ago I was asked by the band and John to sing on a track from the new album. They played me some songs and, no bullshit, I got that feeling I felt when I first heard ‘Box Full’ on that comp 17 years ago. For any and all The Used fans – they’re back again. In a BIG fucking way.”
The release is the first new piece of music from the band in over two years and marks the return of John Feldmann to their production team. The Used signed to Feldmann’s record label Big Noise earlier this year and are in the studio finishing their eighth full-length album.
“I couldn’t be more honoured or grateful to have one of my favourite bands of all time at my record label! They are one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years and we are making a career-defining album at the minute,” shares Feldmann. “They are one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen and Bert is quite possibly the best singer I’ve ever worked with. This has been a dream of mine since I met them in 2001.”
Feldmann signed The Used to Reprise Records in January 2002, one short year after the band formed in Orem, Utah. He also produced some of the band’s most monumental albums including their self-titled debut, Maybe Memories, In Love and Death, Lies for the Liars, Vulnerable and Imaginary Enemy. The upcoming album will mark their first release on Big Noise.
For the release, Big Noise will partner with Hassle Records for the UK and Europe. Hassle Records boss, Wez said “We have worked with a host of artists that come from the same, or similar, musical backgrounds and ethos to The Used. Frank Iero, Fall Out Boy, We Are The Ocean, Alexisionfire to name but a few. It’s Hassle’s 15th year in 2020 and to finally get to work with The Used is not only an honour, but it feels like a really natural fit for us to be partnering with them’.
Nearly twenty years ago, The Used was brought to life and have since released a collection of albums that shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.