PREMIERE: Dead Soft Search for Home on “Trimmer”

The third and final pre-album single from Big Blue is full of grungy longing.

Moving is hard. Not only is it physically and mentally draining (and often a cause for strained relationships, if only for the day) but it leaves you with a weird feeling of in-betweenness in terms of your definition of “home”—are you leaving home, or arriving at home?

This seems to be the impetus for the latest single from recent Vancouver emigrants Dead Soft. Backed with grungy Ovlov-ian guitars, “Trimmer” is a song about the existential questions that arise from a big move, proving to be as heavy thematically as it is musically. “[It’s] about longing and the passing of time,” vocalist/guitarist Nathaniel Epp explains. “It is also a nostalgic ode to the North. It is about losing a sense of home amidst the tumult of life and seeking to find that feeling again, hoping that it will keep you from drifting further away from a semblance of self.” 

Despite its uncertain lyrics, “Trimmer,” like its preceding Big Blue singles, feels like a comfortable shift from lo-fi recordings to a tidy reconstruction of the best of ’90s alternative rock. Stream the track and check out all the band’s upcoming tour stops below.

Big Blue is out October 18 via Arts & Crafts. You can pre-order it here.

Oct 12 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
Oct 17 – Calgary, AB – Palomino Smokehouse
Oct 18 – Edmonton, AB – Sewing Machine Factory
Oct 19 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat
Oct 20 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
Oct 21 – Minneapolis. MN – 7th Street Entry
Oct 23 – Chicago, IL – The Burlington
Oct 24 – Port Huron, MI – SchwonkSoundStead
Oct 25 – Toronto, ON – The Beguiling
Oct 26 – Montreal, QC – La Sotterenea
Oct 28 – Ottawa, ON – Live on Elgin
Oct 29 – Allston, MA – O’Briens
Nov 03 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Nov 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Creep Records
Nov 06 – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr
Nov 08 – Dallas, TX – TBA
Nov 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space
Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
Nov 16 – San Francisco, CA – El Rio
Nov 19 – Portland, OR – The Fixin’ To
Nov 20 – Olympia, WA – Rhythm and Rye
Nov 21 – Seattle, WA – Belltown Yacht Club
Nov 22 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub

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