As overused as the term “balm” is recently, there’s something about listening to beachy-vibe rock while holed up in an apartment these days that makes things feel normal, if only for a moment. “Get Well Soon”—the title of the forthcoming debut from the Seattle-based, SuperSonics-jersey-embossed rock trio Warren Dunes—feels like an appropriate name for a collection of songs that invoke crashing waves and the period of bliss before realizing how badly you need to reapply sunscreen. “We named the album ‘Get Well Soon’ because we wanted this record to be like a Hallmark card to everyone who lived through 2020,” guitarist Jared Cortese shared in a press release.
Today the band is sharing the second single from the record, the brief, mid-album chant “Tether,” which serves as a moment of overcast skies following the smooth-sailing track “Fishbowl.” “This song represents the deep fear and confusion anyone sitting in a hospital bed might experience when they are in their last moments,” the band shares, rooting us back in our COVID-infested reality.
Stream it below, and pre-order Get Well Soon here.