Future PEERS, the Toronto group formerly known as Boys Who Say No, have returned with a new sound and song, "Craft," premiering today on The FADER. The four-piece hasn't abandoned its playful Wolf Parade-esque indie rock experiments on the track, taken from an upcoming self-titled album out December 9. The band has just got a bit more intense.
"The song is a contemplation on what drives people to continue pursuing their art," the band's Luke Correia-Damude told The FADER over email. "I often think about how easy it would be to just stop making music and pack up these ambitions of getting my work heard by people. All that stress and anxiety associated with being an artist and playing in a band could just fall away. I could lead a simpler life that doesn’t require all this work, creation and rejection. Why do I feel compelled to continue down this path? Then I realize that I continue because I must. For me music is my sanity, my antidepressant, my religion and I can’t stop making it and pursuing it no matter how many times we get knocked down or passed by. It’s like that epic night that you just don’t want to end. It’s like when you are reading a really good book and you start feeling the dread because the pages are running out. I’m not ready or willing to close the book on this."