Last year, Now, Now released their first LP in six years Saved, an album that lacquered their homespun Midwest emo in a heavy coat of neon. Today, just ahead of their tour, KC Dalager and Brad Hale are keeping the momentum rolling with a new single. "Enda" is murky, atmospheric and mostly airtight, with just enough space for some light to crack through in the song's back half. In a press release, Dalager expanded on the song's background:
“Enda means heart/center in elvish. The core of something. This song is about hating the things we do to ourselves that are in our control but feel out of our control. Knowing yourself enough to know you’re going to do whatever it is that you are trying to avoid doing. This isn’t about habits or addiction, but more self destructive tendencies in general. I do not want to glamorize the idea of hating yourself, I don’t think that’s a cool thing to do, but this song is definitely injected with self loathing and a little bit of arrogance. Feeling defeated by your own self and not knowing how to stop it. This song makes me feel like I’m at the bottom of a well. But I’m just silently sitting there and have made peace with the fact that I’m not getting out. I do not think that is a healthy place to always be, but I think it’s okay to allow yourself to feel that sometimes in order to get better. I struggle with depression and my sense of self worth as a person outside of making music. So this song is an embodiment of those feelings for me."
Watch the visual for "Enda" below.