Pop punk outfit You Know The Drill have announced details of their forthcoming sophomore EP. The five tracker, Selfhood, will be out June 22nd on Scylla Records with vocalist Benji Yapp saying:
“Selfhood is a word which describes the quality that makes up a person and just being aware and proud of who you are, which really resonated with us as we wrote this EP. We tried not let ourselves be limited by the “pop-punk” label and write without worrying what people were going to think, which definitely ended up benefitting the record.”
Explaining the concept behind the artwork, Yapp states: “The main focal point, the dandelion, is just there looking all bright and pretty, but then there’s the lawnmower approaching in the background, teasing the impending doom to come. The brightness directly contrasts with the dark tale being told, reinforcing our key message: standing tall and proud, facing adversity head on and taking pride in being.”
A first taste of the EP has been unveiled in the form of single, “Snake Eyes”, along with the accompanying video. The first song written for the EP, Yapp says “initially we intended it to be a standalone single, but when we started writing we just wanted to keep on going and make it an EP! It’s a song about realising how toxic your relationship with someone actually is and finding the strength to move on from it, realising your worth. Due to the darker vibes, the track reminded us of In Her Own Words, so I suppose it’s why Joey Fleming fits so well on the guest vocal section.”
‘Snake Eyes’ (Featuring Joey Fleming of In Her Own Words) is the lead single off of our sophomore E.P ‘Selfhood’ available NOW on Vinyl/Digital via Scylla Records.