"New Hobbies," a cautionary tale (mostly about being caught stoned by authority figures) told over classic rock guitar and crashing drums, was written by Fort Lean's lead singer and guitarist Keenan Mitchell when he was feeling something like David after the dentist. "I was back visiting my mom's house and I was totally out of sorts after being put to sleep at the dentist's office," Mitchell tells FADER. "I started to think about how one careless decision can wreck your whole life, and this song kind of just came out all at once." All the damage was already done, they sing. "New Hobbies" will be featured on the Brooklyn band's forthcoming debut album Quiet Day, which is out June 23 on Ooh La La/Caroline Records and available for pre-order now.
April 28, 2015