Today, Super Whatevr officially announced details for their upcoming new album ‘don’t you wanna be glad?‘, which will be released on February 7, 2020 through Hopeless Records. The band has also released a new song and music video for ” yours truly.” Fans can listen to it now via the Hopeless Records YouTube below. The song follows the release of “better.” and “i wanna be cool. (featuring Lost Boy).
“‘yours truly.’ is about my personal pursuit of happiness,” lead vocalist Skyler McKee said. “I am singing to myself, like hey Sky, you literally pushed out bad relationships and are slowly forgetting the past trauma, why are you still not happy? I learned that there is more to emotional growth than just cutting off toxic people, it takes healing those wounds in order to be genuinely glad.”
“I used to have to say I was happy,” admits McKee. “But now I actually am.”
It’s taken the Orange County-based songwriter a long time to get to this place. When his parents’ marriage unraveled, the cascading effects permeated virtually every piece of McKee’s psyche, resulting in one of the darkest periods of his life. At times, the personal and spiritual growth ultimately found on Super Whatevr’s sophomore LP ‘don’t you wanna be glad?’ seemed completely out of reach.
Produced by Courtney Ballard (Good Charlotte, Waterparks), the 12-song album follows the band’s 2017’s ‘Good Luck’ EP and 2018’s ‘Never Nothing’ in both in time and theme. Composed as a linear narrative tracing McKee’s path from unrest to inner peace, ‘don’t you wanna be glad?’ calls back lyrical elements from Super Whatevr’s previous albums to create as cohesive and deeply personal record as the duo – McKee and drummer Chase Vernon – have ever made. “This album is about the pursuit of joy” McKee adds. “I had to spend time deconstructing what it is that makes me glad.”
Track Listing // Super Whatevr – don’t you wanna be glad?
2. yours truly.
3. so am i.
5. i wanna be cool. (feat. Lost Boy)
7. eternity complex.
8. life (i want u).
9. everything’s new, everything hurts.
11. holy anxious.
Pre-order ‘don’t you wanna be glad’ at smarturl.it/superwhatevrmerch
When pre-ordered digitally fans will receive an instant grat download of “yours truly.”, “I wanna be cool. (Feat. Lost Boy), and “better.” They will also get a digital download one week before release.
The band has also announced an upcoming headline tour that will take place early 2020 with support from Chapel and Happy. The tour will kick off on Thursday, February 6 in San Diego, CA at the Voodoo Room at House of Blues. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am local time and for the first time, VIP upgrades will be available. Fans can purchase at www.superwhatevr.com
Super Whatevr originally began as a vehicle for lead vocalist and guitarist Skyler McKee’s poetry. He started studying the craft of songwriting with the help of a friend and penning songs of his own. While the songs come from a dark place, they’re a reflection of a glimmer of hope amidst life’s struggles.
Tonight, Super Whatevr will be performing at Zone One at Elsewhere with support from Sulene, Blonder and Marcaux. Tickets are on sale now: http://bit.ly/2zpEkpf
Upcoming Super Whatevr Tour Dates
February 6 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room @ House Of Blues
February 8 – Phoenix, CA – Valley Bar
February 10 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.
February 11 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
February 12 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group
February 14 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
February 15 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
February 17 – Nashville, TN – The End
February 18 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
February 19 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
February 21 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
February 22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ Fillmore
February 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
February 25 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
February 26 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
February 28 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
February 29 – Kansas City, MO – The Rino
March 1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
March 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 4 – Portland, OR – Lola’s Room
March 5 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Back Bar
March 8 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room