Chicago emo band Dowsing‘s fifth album No One Said This Would Be Easy comes out next week (12/1) via Asian Man Records and Evan Weiss’ Storm Chasers LTD (pre-order), and we’re now premiering its second single, “Simple Projections.”
“‘Simple Projections’ and the rest of our new record was recorded like many other records in a time of uncertainty,” the band tells us. “In a whirlwind 10 days, Erik had COVID-19, his grandfather passed away, and the band had a show to play all in the time spent writing and recording the record. Lyrically ‘Simple Projections’ encapsulates a lot of the uncertainty of life and the overall tone of the record. Like the title of the fifth record kids ‘No One Said This Would Be Easy’ and of course it wasn’t but the band made it happen and we sure are glad it did.”
“Simple Projections” turns all that uncertainty into an addictive, insistent new single; “Midwest emo” but the hooky and anthemic kind. Check it out below.