Just two days ahead of the release of their new album, The Schiller In You, Michigan indie-rock band, Ugly Flannel have shared their latest single, “Moody Song.” The song’s accompanying music video is filled with hand-shot footage of a festival at a friend’s house.
Watch the video for the somber, emotional track now below.
Of “Moody Song,” the band said, “Moody Song was intended to represent a bottled up jealousy. It was written previously for the last album but eventually built upon to better create the emotion it was intended to evoke. It’s arrangement establishes the beginning of the song as easy and melancholic and eventually firing on full blast to create the feeling of unleashed jealousy and helplessness. This song became too personal to play live, giving it a confrontational effect that no other song written by us has ever been able to accomplish.”
“Moody Song” is taken from Ugly Flannel’s sophomore LP, The Schiller In You, set for release on Friday, July 19th. Each song on the album is based off of a specific feeling or emotion, making for an incredibly raw and vulnerable release. Read what the band had to say about the album below.
“Through a painful and tangled year, came our second album The Schiller In You. It was written sporadically through my most painful and heartbreaking memories. I recall its lessons, I write about its details, and I eventually collected enough to represent its environment. The title of the album came from Dostoyevsky’s Crime And Punishment where he mentions Friedrich Schiller, whose writing was very emotional. The songs on this album is based off a certain feeling or emotion. During the writing of this album, I wanted to capture certain events in real time. This way, this adds so much more sentimental value to each and every song I’m putting out. This album wouldn’t have seen the light of day without my band members and two best friends, Athen and Kate. The two did very well with empathizing with me. They understood I was going through a hard time during the making of this album but helped me best transform these emotions into art. The goal I’m trying to accomplish is to be able to empathize with listeners, to step out of my comfort zone, and to possibly become understood someday. I’m more than happy with how the album turned out to be and I’m excited to be able to finally share this with everyone.”