clearbody’s music is an oasis. And by “music,” I mean their fuzzy emo-punk songs that are bold and powerful enough to be called anthems, but also poignant and evocative like ballads. They sometimes sound like a darker blink-182; other times they resemble a tamer Nothing. The track we’re premiering today, “Quarterback,” is unrelenting in its shoegaze, nu-metal qualities—it’s a hazy wave with airy vocals and unhinged riffs. It’s the band’s second single, following the grunge “Blossom.” Both are from their forthcoming debut LP One More Day.
“‘Quarterback’ is the oldest clearbody song to date, and it almost didn’t even make the record,” the band shares. “The track is about the death of an old friend and being able to persevere and learn to carry on.” This idea of perseverance is present lyrically and sonically—the song moves fast and fluidly, not relenting for anyone or anything.
One More Day arrives December 4 via Smartpunk. Listen to the mesmeric “Quarterback” below.