Chicago’s Slow Pulp have released a new single, “At It Again,” from their forthcoming debut album Moveys. The song follows “Falling Apart” and “Idaho,” both of which are more meditative and folky.
“I had been staying at my parents quarantined away from my regular life and my regular people and I was doing a terrible job taking care of myself,” said vocalist and guitarist Emily Massey. “I was finding it very difficult to muster up any type of energy or motivation to work on the record. I had been in positions in the past where my mental health had gotten the best of me and I couldn’t seem to finish anything that I started. I felt like I had reverted back to a place that I had worked so hard to get out of, and I felt like somehow everyone knew. Back on my bullshit in a completely novel situation.”
Despite the dark situation that inspired “At It Again,” it’s a catchy indie rock anthem that feels more accepting than hopeless. That applies to Moveys as a whole; the album followed Massey’s diagnosis of Lyme disease and chronic mono, yet the music is full of tranquility and light.
Moveys is out October 9 via Winspear, and it’s available for pre-order now. Watch the video for “At It Again” below.