Perth’s pop-punk outfit Homestate have dropped Sick Sad World, the first single to be released off of their upcoming self-titled EP, out Friday November 29. Not only this, but the band will also be playing their EP launch show the day after on Saturday November 30 to celebrate the release!
Sick Sad World is engineered by vocalist Chad Fraser and mixed & mastered by Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, Woes, As It Is). Musically, it’s a fun, energetic pop-punk tune that gets heart pumping and makes you want to bounce. Sick Sad World is reminiscent of fast, early 2000’s pop punk with anthemic, sing-a-long choruses and gained its sardonic title from the 1990’s hit animated tv series, Daria. Fraser highlights that, “the heart behind the new single is partly a reflection of Daria‘s misanthropic approach to relationships and whilst relatable and very understandable, similar mindsets can be preventative to our personal growth.“
“Sick Sad World is about putting in the effort to becoming a better, more worthy version of yourself for the sake of someone else, someone you love, and making that commitment to leaving your past and everything that might haunt you behind.”
The EP as a whole, mixed and mastered by Seb Barlow, proved to be a rewarding experience for the band as Barlow produced so many of the artists that have inspired their own music. The EP tackles relationships, the good and the bad, and how damaging past hurt and heartbreak can be. Homestate’s EP aims to act as a buffer for listeners and their life experiences, to give them a voice where they feel they might not have one. Fraser explains “each of the songs can be told from multiple perspectives and at some point in everyone’s life, they’re bound to relate. Life is hard, love is even harder, but without both, nothing would be worthwhile“.
Homestate formed in 2017 as the refined project of years of writing and playing together in different bands. The boys began building their sound together, drawing influence from the likes of artists such as The Wonder Years, State Champs and The Story So Far and in 2018, Homestate released their debut album ‘A World of Second Chances’. With the better part of a decade of experience already under their belt, Homestate were quick to support an array of touring acts including Mayday Parade (US), The Maine (US), Waterparks (US) and Sydney favourites, Yours Truly. Homestate will launch their brand new self-titled EP to their homegrown audience at Lucy’s Love Shack in Perth on Saturday November 30 alongside friends Carrington, Triggerlip and Abandon Limbo.
The inspired single Sick Sad World is out now and available on all digital and streaming platforms at https://linktr.ee/homestateau. ‘Homestate’ EP will be available Friday November 29. Tickets for Homestate‘s launch show are available at the door only, so put this one in your calendar and get down early!