Canadian punk outfit Single Mothers have announced that their new album, Everything You Need will be released on Friday, October 28th via Dine Alone Records. Their first full-length offering since 2018’s Through A Wall finds the band relying on frontman Drew Thomson’s songwriting for the very first time in the band’s long and compelling history, and was written prior to the world shutting down in 2020.
Today, the band is celebrating the announcement with the album’s first single, “Baby Bird“, which can be heard now below.
The title Everything You Need comes from a convenience store Thomson walked past almost every day during the pandemic, and he was drawn to the poetic moment he thought it represented. “Everything you need,” he says, “is just such a beautiful name for a place that sells lottery tickets and cigarettes and Coke Zero and Oh Henry’s.”
The store is now gone, closed and the sign isn’t there, but listening to this new record, over all that the world has gone through in the last few years, made him think about how “Everything You Need” can sometimes be anything at all. That along with his sobriety that has spanned six years informs the music found on this new showcase and the ever-evolving nature this band is built upon.
Everything You Need is available for pre-order now HERE.