“The songs on the album that were strictly personal or lovey dovey just didn’t mean anything to me anymore—that’s not the kind of music I’ve found healing or motivating in the past few years, and I was surprised I’d written so much of it,” vocalist Sadie Dupuis says of the record.
“Social politics and protest have been a part of our music from day one, and I didn’t want to stop doing that on this album.”
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