Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Super Whatevr.
The project of California’s Skyler McKee, Super Whatevr are releasing their debut LP ‘Never Nothing’ via Hopeless Records on Friday (19th January).
For today’s Neu Pick, we chat with McKee and share the album’s soaring focal point, ‘Telelelevision’. An anthemic, defiant twist on emo, the track is an urgent punch back against depression.
“All my songs are happy,” McKee explains in a press release. “The have a sad tone, but it’s all in a positive manner. I want to help people grow and be vulnerable.
“If it’s got to be dark, then it’s going to be dark. It doesn’t hurt me, because I know it’s going to help me grow and help other people grow.”
The band are set to take ‘Never Nothing’ on tour alongside Movements, Can’t Swim and Gleemer in the US, with dates starting at the beginning of March and running for over a month.
View the tour dates here, listen to ‘Telelevision’ below and read our chat with Skyler below the jump.
Hello! How are things in the world of Super Whatevr?
Things are amazing in the world of SW! With the record coming out and our U.S. tour with Movements in March, things are feeling really real. There are moments in my life where I feel that I’m really doing something special and January 2018 is jam packed full of those moments!
Your album is out very soon indeed - how long has it been in the works?
‘Never Nothing’ has been in the works for over 4 years. I’d been writing and writing lots before SW was even a thought, so once the band fell into place the songs were fleshed out pretty quickly!
Would you say new track ‘Telelelevision’ paints a pretty good picture of the record as a whole?
“‘Telelelevision’ is just one aspect of healing (which is a central theme of the record). Growing in mental health is a topic I’ve been obsessed with because if the inside is healed you can really help others, so I’d say this song is more a small slice of a greater whole.”
And speaking of… what’s your latest tip on the box?
NEW GIRL! It’s not new but it’s new to me and I glean off of every episode in my daily life.
What can we expect from Super Whatevr in the rest of 2018?
More sass. Longer set times. More genuine interactions with our fans