Watch Speedy Ortiz share video for ‘Lean In When I Suffer’
The band’s new album ‘Twerp Verse’ is out next month via Carpark Records.
Speedy Ortiz are releasing their new album ‘Twerp Verse’ at the end of next month, and have shared a second track from it.
‘Lean In When I Suffer’ follows ‘Lucky 88’ in previewing the band’s third LP, out 27th April via Carpark Records. It comes complete with a fancy new video.
Talking about the track and video (via The FADER), Sadie says: “Lean In When I Suffer” is about that fun breed of “ally” who wears out their already exhausted friends by relying on us for excessive emotional labor. They want props for their wokeness, but don’t want to put in any actual work or divest themselves of power. They just taaaake uuuup spaaaace, and shut down when you try to talk them through their problematic tendencies. Because #selfcare? So you’re stuck in a toxic vampiric loop trying to maintain a relationship—Lean In AND Suffer, why don’t you!
“Director Ari Ratner took this concept a step further to address another annoyance we found relatable as hell, which is when “people give unsolicited advice about how to beat depression. [They] typically fail to acknowledge depression as a real illness and often minimize the experiences of the person they are trying to help.” So our OK-to-Cry-Corral band gets put through happiness bootcamp from a group of clowns who’ve “never been sad” (and some accompanying Crayola-bright illustrations from Julia Emiliani). Ultimately, playing angry rock songs is our favorite form of therapy.”
Watch the ‘Lean In When I Suffer’ video below.