Orange Country indie-pop rock band Greer will release their brand new Happy People EP November 5 onEpitaph Records. The collection’s crunchy melodies bear the mark of classic power-pop influences like Elvis Costello and Big Star. Now the band shares new album track “Way Out,” an introspective song with a skyscraping chorus about making decisions for yourself despite the expectations that are put on you. Frontman Josiah shares, “‘Way Out’ describes a desire for independence from the burden of responsibility, and the feeling of contradiction and guilt that comes with it. As Mr. Strummer once said, ‘should I stay or should I gooo’.”
With acclaim spanning worldwide, the album’s thematic bent was partially borne out from the COVID-19 pandemic but the spiky, full-bodied four tracks are packed with truisms that are relatable at any point in time. Produced by John Congelton (Wallows, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen), the 4-track collection is packed with killer riffs and air-tight songwriting that suggest a band well beyond their years, while also possessing an unmistakable youthful exuberance.
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