“These guys ROCK! Please check them out, ‘cause I love ‘em! Well done, Tragic Me.” Mark Wallis (producer/engineer – U2, The Go-Betweens, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry)
Tragic Me have gone from a small band to this super energetic, larger than life, professional act in just a few months. Working with them on the latest EP has been a blast, and the talent coming from this band as a whole with the new lineup is going to knock people off their feet.” Josh Setterfield (musician, producer)
After releasing singles For The Night, Dances Alone and Take Me Back throughout 2021, Brisbane alt-rockers Tragic Me are ready to unveil ‘OVERTHOUGHT’ – the band’s second EP that dives into the highs and lows of modern love. Going live on February 4th 2022, ‘OVERTHOUGHT’ showcases Tragic Me’s diverse range of influences while staying true to their energetic pop-punk roots.
‘OVERTHOUGHT’ is a collection of four tracks that touch on the complex emotions experienced by young adults as they attempt to navigate love, loss and the memories of their teenage years. The EP opens with For The Night, a song that encapsulates the initial lust-filled phase experienced during the beginnings of a new connection. Following is Dances Alone, a captured expression of the bitter break-up so many have endured. Take Me Back happily reminisces on those golden days before life became so complicated, before Sorry completes the narrative, reflecting on the consequences of the separation of friends or otherwise.
“If you have ever had a whirlwind romance or had your heartbroken, this EP is for you.” Frontman and lyricist Alex Thompson-Tark says.
For fans of The Band Camino, 5 Seconds of Summer and The 1975, Tragic Me’s wide range of collective songwriting inspirations result in memorable pop-adjacent anthems fuelled by an engine room of pop-punk grit.
At the beginning of 2020, Tragic Me were at a crossroads due to a line-up and style change, as well as the global pandemic forcing shows to a grinding halt. Deciding to use the time away from the stage to write more music, the band sat down with producer Josh Setterfield with a few voice memo ideas they had before the world went into lockdown. By the beginning of 2021, Tragic Me had a collection of songs that would ultimately become the heartbreaker EP, ‘OVERTHOUGHT’.
Deciding to share three of the four tracks off the EP as singles over the course of 2021, the release of ‘OVERTHOUGHT’ will complete the flowing narrative between each track. The band are excited to share the EP’s fourth song, Sorry. This track centres around ‘what could have been’ and dealing with the complexities of regret. Sorry considers the consequences of missed connections, as well as the outcome of neglecting a damaged relationship or friendship, sparking reflection within the listener.
With over 50.8K overall streams on their Spotify alone, the band are taking their songwriting, creativity, and stage show to the next level in 2022.
OVERTHOUGHT is streaming NOW. Listen HERE.
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