The 1984 Draft gets "Honest" in Thank You Song

Poptek Records is currently offering a free download of “Honest,” from the forthcoming release by The 1984 Draft, Makes Good Choices. The song is an anthemic and sincere love letter to the band’s listeners fans and friends.
Download the track here:
Previous singles from Makes Good Choices have premiered at New Noise Magazine, The Atlas and The Anchor Blog, The Fire Note, and Aversion Online, and has received unanimously positive reviews from Pop Punk Dad, Us For Once Magazine, Punk Online, Ambient Light Blog, Oklahoma Lefty,, Adverse Sound, etc.
Vocalist, guitarist Joe Anderl describes the song:
“I feel like every one of our record needs a thank you note.  A thank you to those who listen.  A thank you to those who’ve stood by us for one, five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years of playing music.  A thank you to everyone who has bought a record, come to a show, booked us, helped us put out a record, offered advice, greeted us with friendship, and provided a floor to sleep on  Without listeners, fans and friends, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
“When I sat down to write Honest I don’t think I was in the best head space.  It was a time of transition in my life — one of those why am I still doing this kind of moments.  For the better part of 20 years, music has been my passion.  It’s been my hobby, job, play thing, fun and therapy.  It’s how I know most of my friends.  It’s been my weekend activity over and over again.  It’s sometimes my safe place, but at others is my greatest adversary.  At 39, I don’t know what else to do with my life.  I vested so much in this that I don’t know if I could ever just go find another hobby.  There is literally not a day that goes by where I don’t think about it.  I’m a lifer at this point and I am ok with accepting that.
“Over the years, music has brought a lot of really special people into my life.  The people who stand up front, smile, sing along.  The people who keep you going.  There are too many to count and list.  Show after show, day after day.  They have shared encouraging words, hours in the car, nights at the bar, tears, joy, and a few Pabst Blue Ribbons along the way.
“If it wasn’t for them I don’t know if I’d be here right now.”
For those who haven’t yet been “drafted,” the band channels American rock sensibilities through a ‘90s tinted punk and indie lens. Makes Good Choices was recorded and mixed by Pat Himes, whose credits include Ryan Adam’s legendary Heartbreaker album, during Summer 2017. It was mastered by Jake Bryant, formerly of Rise Records’ Dangerkids. The band is recommended for fans of The Replacements, Buffalo Tom, The Smoking Popes, and Sugar.
Preorder the album here.