After hinting to fans that anew song would be released this week, Hit the Lights have come through with their promise.
Today, the released the first single off of their upcoming fourth album, Summer Bones. The new song is titled “Fucked Up Kids” which is currently streaming over at Alternative Press, or you can just go ahead and watch the lyric video for the track below which features live footage of the group performing.
“‘Fucked Up Kids’ is inspired by the fear older generations tend to have of a younger generation that they can’t understand or relate to,” said vocalist Nick Thompson when asked about the inspiration behind the song.
“That same younger generation recycles that fear onto the next and causes these ideological rifts between us. We end up with this weird tug-of-war with each generation claiming the world as their own. In the end, we’re more alike than we know. We’re all trying to hide our fears, doubts, and problems. We’re all trying to find a place in a world that’s always changing and we should find solace in the fact that we’re all fucked in some way and it’s ok. I feel that people who realize this can find personal freedom in that truth, and comfort in the fact that they aren’t alone, no matter what it seems. It’s dedicated to Rochester, New York for all the great times and amazing people it’s given us.”
Summer Bones will be released on March 24 through Pure Noise Records.
Hit the Lights will be heading out on the road for a few days this weekend, opening for Motion City Soundtrack on their “Commit This to Memory Tenth Anniversary Tour.”