Another day. Another new Fitz and the Tantrums single. On Friday (May 3), the California-founded act returned with the music video for their new jam “I Need Help!” The barely-three-and-a-half-minute song was given the black-and-white treatment which seems to focus on the people in it rather than everything around them. The band members and the large array of diverse people are situated on a bare soundstage giving the feeling of isolation with plays into the theme of the new song at least according to frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick.
“This world teaches us to try to do it all on our own and not rely on anybody else. Life is hard and sometimes you just gotta ask for a little help,” he explains in a press statement.
Watch the music video for “I Need Help!” above. The track is currently available for purchase here.
“I Need Help!” joins previously released tracks “Don’t Ever Let Em” and “123456” on the band’s much-anticipated fourth studio album. Though the album has yet to be given a formal name or a release date, fans can assume it will see a spring/summer 2019 release date; just in time for their upcoming tour. The still-unnamed record is the follow-up to 2016’s self-titled.
In support of the yet-to-be-titled record, Fitz and the Tantrums previously announced plans to embark on an extensive summer tour with Young the Giant. The cross-country trek begins on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and concludes two months later on Aug. 16 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas.
COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.
The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.