Canadian punk outfit Single Mothers have released “Enough For You,” the new single lifted from their new album, Everything You Need, out October 28th. Following the album’s lead single “Baby Bird,” “Enough For You” is inspired by getting priced out of the neighborhood, moving from one overpriced and bloated area to another while just trying to fit in long enough to get comfortable.
“My mom and I moved around a lot when I was a kid, and every couple of years I’d have to start at a new school,” frontman Drew Thomson recalls. “That anxious feeling has carried itself into my adult life with real estate prices climbing higher than ever and rentals being bought up by mega-corporations trying to edge out whomever they can. I walk past these ‘Sold’ signs plowed into meticulously mowed lawns all over and I wonder, ‘if there’s enough hope for you in this city, will there be enough for me?’ And if I’m being honest, I don’t really want to know. But eventually, we will all find out.”
Everything You Need is available for pre-order now HERE.
Relying on Thomson’s songwriting for the very first time in the band’s long and compelling history, Everything You Need is a set of songs written prior to the world shutting down in 2020. It is definitely a different sounding record from the last three, but no record Single Mothers has ever released has sounded like the previous one. Each release has had a different lineup and this is no different.
The title 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.