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Listen To A Cathartic Break-Up Song From Wax Idols’ New Album

American Tragic drops in October.

July 23, 2015

Wax Idols is the goth rock project fronted by Hether Fortune, a California singer-songwriter who sometimes tours as a member of White Lung. The newest album under the Wax Idols umbrella, American Tragic, is out October 16th via Geoff Rickly's Collect Records label, and today, we're premiering "Lonely You," a sturdy-voiced breakup jam that may or may not be about Fortune grappling with her recent divorce. It lives in a grim, melodic sweet spot between total bummer and feel-good sing-a-long, with a hook that sounds better suited for fist-pumping post-trauma than wallowing in the thick of it.

"It was initially written as a stand-alone poem," Fortune told FADER over email. "But I couldn't get it out of my head, so it found its way into a song. It's basically as a breakup vehicle, traveling first through loss and longing, then lingering for a moment in nostalgia before finally reaching acceptance and then transcendence. Loneliness can be both sad and empowering. Ultimately, it's up to you."

Tour dates:

7/31/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom. (w/ Lydia Lunch)
8/15/15 - Berserktown II (w/ Total Control, White Lung, Destruction Unit, Thee Oh Sees + more)
8/15/15 - Los Angeles, CA. - Origami Vinyl In-Store.
8/28/15 - Oakland, CA. - Life Changing Ministries. (w/ VANIISH)

Listen To A Cathartic Break-Up Song From Wax Idols’ New Album