Real Friends has returned with their brand new single, “Mess.” On Friday (May 6), the self-proclaimed “sad boys” from Illinois partnered with SPIN to exclusively debuted the brand new song. “Mess” is the latest from their sophomore album, The Home Inside My Head, due out later this month. Speaking with the publication about the song, bassist Kyle Fasel admits that the song is about “self-examination” and about believing that there is a “light at the end of the dark tunnel.”
“‘Mess’ is a song about self-examination. It’s about finding the light even in the darkest of rooms. The lyrical content has many moments of looking back and knowing that things get better. When I was younger it was always looking back and missing what I once had. But now I realize that the way I was, or the things I had, shaped me into who I am today. I find myself looking back in a more positive way. ‘Mess’ is another chapter in getting better.”
Listen/watch the video for “Mess” below which was recorded during their $5 tour earlier this year.
The Home Inside My Head is set to be released on May 27 through Fearless Records. In support of the new album, the band is set to perform on the Journey’s Right Foot Stage during this summer’s Vans Warped Tour run.