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The Greeting Comittee – Ada

THE GREETING COMMITTEE SHARE LIFE-AFFIRMING LGBTQ ANTHEM ADA

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

NEW ALBUM DANDELION OUT 9/24

Kansas City-based alt-rock band The Greeting Committee premiere their new single Ada, a grippingly honest and life-affirming track that frontwoman Addie Sartino calls an anthem for all our LGBTQ friends and family and fans. Named for a trans woman the band befriended years ago, Ada marks the latest single from their upcoming sophomore album Dandelion, due out via Harvest Records on September 24. Go HERE to stream/download Ada, and pre-order Dandelion HERE.

The single arrives alongside a powerful visual directed by Ada Brumback and produced by Alison Claire Peck (Story School). The video depicts an an all too familiar narrative for many LGBTQ youth. By the end, the protagonist is joined by her community of allies while the line you are loved is repeated. Watch the video HERE.

Partly inspired by Sartino’s own experience in coming out (and by the story of a beloved Greeting Committee fan named Dakota), Ada wanders between tender narration and inner monologue, embedding its lyrics with essential yet bracing truths (It’s hard to be a woman, even harder to be somebody you’re not; A dead name don’t ring the same). In bringing the intensely poignant song to life, The Greeting Committee took great care to fully honor Ada’s emotional reality.

When we were writing that song, [Ada] took the time to go for a two-hour walk with me and tell me about being transgender and growing up in a small town, and what that felt like for her, Sartino recalls, noting that The Greeting Committee first met Ada back when she handled merch for the band.

Referring to the song’s namesake as one of the people who’s made The Greeting Committee who we are today, Sartino points out that Ada closely aligns with the band’s longtime mission of providing their audience with music that illuminates. I think it’s important to have a song like ‘Ada’ on our album, and it’s even more important to give Ada and Dakota the recognition they deserve, says Sartino. Because at the end of the day, I’m not transgender, that’s not my story to share. But I do have a voice and a platform, and to be able to use that platform to share these very personal stories is incredibly special. It’s something that we as a band don’t take lightly.

Like all of Dandelion, Ada was produced by Jennifer Decilveo (MARINA, FLETCHER, Bat for Lashes) and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), who helped to assemble the track’s kinetic collage of sounds: thrashing percussion, bright squalls of synth, achingly delicate piano work. The song arrives as the follow-up to The Greeting Committee’s recent single Float Away, a July release praised by the likes Pop Matters (who noted that the bass steamrolls in static, angst-grunged; the drums are propulsive without feeling frenetic; and marimba keys twirl underneath it in a loop, like a haunted carousel all our minds seem to be stuck riding lately). Back in June, the band shared the first single from Dandelion: the gorgeously sprawling alt-pop epic Can I Leave Me Too?, hailed by Clash as a raw portrayal of post-break-up poignance, cloaked in indie pop reverb.

About The Greeting Committee

Made up of Addie Sartino, Brandon Yangmi, Pierce Turcotte, and Austin Fraser, The Greeting Committee have embraced a spirit of purposeful sharing since their formation in 2014. Founded soon after Sartino and Yangmi got their start playing open-mic nights in Kansas City, the band self-released their debut EP It’s Not All That Bad in 2015. Its lead single Hands Down quickly became a breakout hit, paving the way for The Greeting Committee’s signing to Harvest Records when they were all still in high school. After making their Harvest debut with the Meeting People Is Easy EP in 2017 and releasing their debut album This Is It in 2018, the band spent much of the next few years on the road, with sold-out headline shows in major markets such as Chicago, Austin, New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. To date, they’ve toured with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Tennis, Hippo Campus, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise and taken the stage at leading festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW, in addition to delivering the I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry EP in late 2019 and appearing in Netflix’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever. The band’s second album Dandelion will be out on September 24 via Harvest Records.

For more information on The Greeting Committee visit Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and website.

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BAD CHILD — “ROYALTY REMIX”

Today, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD reveals the ominous “Royalty Remix” of a previously released track in collaboration with LA-based indie-alterative artist No Love For The Middle Child through Capitol Records. You can listen HERE.

“Royalty” was originally released earlier this year as a track on BAD CHILD’s debut record Free Trial. BAD CHILD recalls on the original track, “‘Royalty’ is a song I want to scare people with, it’s about wanting too much and becoming enveloped in greed. It’s very angry and NIN inspired it heavily.” The intensity of the track is enhanced with the remixed version of the original.

Over the past three years, BAD CHILD has quietly been gathering momentum as an artist with only a handful of releases including his debut EP, Sign Up, a COVERS EP including reinterpretations of songs by Harry Styles, Bill Withers and Soundgarden plus his debut full length record Free Trial. He has quickly become one of the most exciting alt acts to watch; profiled in Complex, HillyDilly, Sidewalk Hustle, Atwood Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and Toronto Star.

His song “Candy,” featuring Ryan Chambers, was included on the soundtrack for the highly publicized Netflix film, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. And last year, BAD CHILD’s single “Blood” was featured in a global Apple Watch campaign.

BAD CHILD’s eccentric music and unique vision landed him on the festival circuit in the summer of 2019 playing some of the world’s most prestigious line ups including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Osheaga.

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Aidan Bissett – So High

AIDAN BISSETT SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO, SO HIGH

Combined Global Streams Of Bissett’s First Four Singles Near 11 Million

Meet the newcomer we love that you need to know, Aidan Bissett – Wonderland

View Official Video For So High HERE

Aidan Bissett is back with an infectious new summer bop, Stay High. As a relationship ends, he yearns for a carefree escape, I don’t wanna feel I just want to fly, We can party all night all night. Download / stream So High HERE. After teasing the song on TikTok and Instagram last week, he shared the official video today. Directed by Dillon Matthew (Conan Gray), the clip finds Bissett high atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Alone and unobserved, he performs the song with abandon, exulting in the summer sun and a sense of freedom. View the video HERE.

Following the release of the official video for Bissett’s More Than Friends earlier this month, streams of the track spiked, hitting five million on Spotify alone. Wonderland said, Meet the newcomer we love that you need to know, if you’re not one of the 8 million fans he already has. Aidan Bissett in this New Noise feature, which praised his combination of smooth and soulful beats with meaningful words and true to real-life experiences. More Than Friends was included in BuzzFeed’s recent round-up of 62 Songs You’ve Definitely Listened To At Least 15 Seconds Of On TikTok This Year, underscoring how ubiquitous the track has become since its release last November.

Just a year ago, Bissett released his first single, Different, which immediately gained traction online. As he amassed a sizable following on TikTok, he next put out Worst Girls of All Time, an anti-love-song spiked with moody guitar riffs that landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, and More Than Friends. Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Bissett, the songs earned him major buzz and landed the 18-year-old a deal with Capitol Records before he had even graduated from high school. Combined global streams of Bissett’s first three tracks and his Capitol debut single, Communication, are nearing 11 million.

Born in Florida, Bissett was raised on classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. He moved to Oregon with his family when he was five and started playing electric guitar in second grade. By the time his family moved back to Florida, he was a teen. Enamored with indie rock, he began teaching himself to produce his own music. Channeling the pressures, anxieties and wildly heightened emotions of adolescence into songs, Bissett has forged a high-energy breed of indie-pop built on his shimmering guitar work, heart-on-sleeve sincerity and self-effacing humor.

For more information on Aidan Bissett visit Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube and website.

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The Academic × Not Your Summer

Irish purveyors of hook-heavy indie-rock scorchers, The Academic share the video for their new single, “Not Your Summer.” The track is lifted from the band’s new Community Spirit EP which was released on July 16 via Capitol Records.

The video was directed by Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan from Tearjerker Films, who have worked with The Academic on previous singles “Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me),” “Acting My Age” and “Anything Could Happen.” It was shot at the derelict Waterworld in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

Just last week, The Academic joined forces with BBDO New York and Open The Portalanimation studio for a pioneering live animation event using the medium of Google Slides. The video was aired in real-time to 300 lucky Academic fans across three separate art performances.

The video featured the input and knowledge of a team of animators and the band themselves, collaborating behind the scenes to create new slides every second. Loosely on the song’s lyrics, the animation spoke of the isolation experienced throughout 2020, and the internal conflicts none of us could have predicted. Fans who weren’t able to join the livestream were redirected to YouTube to view the video and band’s interaction live. A link to the Google Slides video will be shared on YouTube imminently.

Watch the video HERE

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Valley – Tempo

VALLEY BUILD IT UP AND BREAK IT DOWN ON NEW SINGLE TEMPO, OUT TODAY Features Soaky Siren Who The Band Wrote The Song With

Performing At Wunderbus Festival, Bottlerock Festival And Joining Coin For 17-date North American Tour

LISTEN TO TEMPO HERE

JUNO nominated, alternative-pop band, Valley shift gears with their brand-new single, Tempo released today via Capitol Records. We often as Valley talk about our love for juxtaposition in songwriting. It’s played a huge role in our style and how we story tell with our music. Happy melody = sad lyric, the band explain, ‘Tempo’ is very much opposite to that process for Valley and particularly why we love it so much. Valley, comprised of Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro, have spent the past two years developing organic buzz through a personal and intimate connection with their fans. Listen to Tempo HERE. Watch the official visualizer HERE.

Described by the band as an upbeat dance track but with the recognizable Valley flair, the fresh sound was created as part of a new collaboration, We wrote it with the lovely Soaky Siren (Nobody’s Love by Maroon 5) who we ended sampling all over the song, her voice has such a lush vintage yet modern feel to it. It really fills the space throughout ‘Tempo’ in a beautiful way, Valley reveals.

In sincere Valley fashion, the song meaning suggests embracing being in the present moment and the people you’re with, reveling in every detail of it. Valley illuminates, Life is short and moves quick. Taking a second to really experience things is so important these days. So lyrically, it’s about obsessing over a moment or someone in your life but in the sweetest and most pure of ways; from waking up with them in the morning to going out with them at night and existing together in the mundane, but it meaning the world to you. It’s wishing we could slow down time to experience each moment together more deeply. ‘Tempo’ is all about tension and release sonically.

Tempo follows two previously released tracks so far this year; Like 1999 and SOCIETY. The explosive, Like 1999 which genesis traces back to a viral TikTok post that drove the band to finish the track in under 48 hours, helped push their catalog to eclipse over 170 million streams while breaking borders, appearing on viral charts in the U.S., Philippines, Korea, Japan and more.

After an unprecedented year for live music, Valley is excited to reconnect with their fans to perform across North America. The band is gearing up to play Wunderbus Festival in Columbus, OH, and Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, CA, at the end of the summer and then join COIN on a 17-date North American tour this fall. See full list of tour dates below, tickets available on Valley’s website.

ABOUT VALLEY

Valley puts together alternative pop with the care, adventurousness and personal touch of a handmade burned CD. Cycling through moods like your favorite throwback Pinterest board, the Toronto quartet amplify sticky hooks through eloquent songcraft thatߣs cognizant of what came before, yet ready for the future. In 2016, Valley formed by accident when a local studio double booked them. During high school, Mickey and Karah played in one band, while Rob and Alex played in another. They introduced themselves with self-written, self-produced releases, including the EP This Room Is White (2016), the full-length debut MAYBE (2019) and their last EP sucks to see you doing better (2020). They joined Lennon Stella and The Band CAMINO on sold out tours across North America and even picked up a 2020 JUNO Award nomination in the category of Breakthrough Group of the Year.

Follow Valley via TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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Amber Van Day Releases Touch

Once again, the multitalented Amber Van Day is taking us back to the dance floor with the release of her second solo single “Touch” out via Capitol Records. Following her global Shazam success with her debut single “Kids in the Corner”, prominently featured in the opening scene of the #1-Netflix-Show “Fate: The Winx Saga”, and her anthemic collaboration “See You In Tears” with fellow singer, songwriter and creative powerhouse Ilira, the new single “Touch” has everything to become the anthem of the summer! Stream HERE.

The beat-driven tune, infectious hook and stunning vocals melt into a catchy dance pop banger, celebrating desires, lust, passion and closeness. Especially the latter, which was more or less banned in the past pandemic months and left a void in all of us. “Touch” is the perfect sequel to the self-reflecting and powerful songs Amber Van Day has released so far, adding another hit to her more dance infused productions and collaborations such as Hugel, Younotus and most recently the top UK producers Goodboys (Meduza / Piece Of My Heart). The new single is coming from the empowering perspective of a young female artist, who is in the game to stay and eventually takes what she desires.

“Writing Touch was so much fun. I don’t really write too much about love or lust but this was a really natural one for me”, Amber says about the creative process behind the new single. “We kept all of the original ideas from the first session and even the original vocals in for the final version. The production feels really nostalgic. I do just love how dark and conversational it is.”

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The Academic × Community Spirit EP

Irish purveyors of hook-heavy indie-rock scorchers The Academic are excited to share the Community Spirit EP, featuring the new single “Not Your Summer” out now via Capitol Records. Listen to the full EP HERE.

“Not Your Summer” opens Community Spirit, and debuted on Thursday with a global first live animation event using Google Slides, created in collaboration with BDDO New York and Open the Portal. Fans were able to watch live as a team of animators put together the video in real time. Click HERE for more information on the Google Slides collaboration. It’s a fizzing, frenetic tune, with Craig Fitzgerald’s vocals floating effortlessly over a bed of breezy guitar chords. The circumstances in which the song is being released only adds pertinence to this wistful ode to what would usually be such a celebratory season. “Maybe it’s not your summer // Maybe it’s not your year,” resolves the song’s chorus hook, delivered in a cool falsetto which brings to mind The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas.

Although “Not Your Summer” wasn’t written directly about lockdown, the anxiety induced by the pandemic has undeniably left its mark on the single. Frontman Craig explains: “Enjoying your own company can be a great thing, but it can also take its toll and that’s how I was feeling at the time, needing time away from myself.”

Community Spirit sees the Mullinger four-piece honing their knack for epitomizing the excitement and apprehension that one meets at the intersect between youth and adulthood, without a hint of cynicism or pretense. These are sky-scraping, heart-on-the sleeve anthems, accented with guitar hooks which immediately take up residency in the head of anyone who listens.

Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me)“- the only cut from Community Spirit to have been shared thus far – marked an unflinching return from The Academic. Written by Craig as a teenager, the song documents his fears of never leaving his hometown or amounting to anything. “I started looking through all my old notebooks and found this song fully written,” he says, retrospectively. “I had a gut feeling that it might come to life now with a few more years of living behind me since it was originally written.”

Having collaborated with Kaiser Chief’s Nick Hodgson on last year’s Acting My Age EP, this new collection of tracks will mark The Academic stepping into the producer’s role, unquestionably developing as musicians with each thumping release that passes.

Despite their young years, Craig, Dean, Matthew and Stephen have already acquired a following and a CV that many bands would relish from a lifetime of work. Support slots with Pixies, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Rolling Stones (upon Sir Jagger’s personal request), as well as a debut album that reached #1 chart in the Irish charts, firmly cements The Academic in an enviable position amongst their peers in the category of UK and Irish bands on the path to global superstardom.

WATCH THE “KIDS (DON’T END UP LIKE ME)” VIDEO HERE

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THE GREETING COMMITTEE NEW SINGLE × VIDEO – FLOAT AWAY

Today marks the premiere of The Greeting Committee’s emotionally revealing new single “Float Away” and its equally riveting animated video. Released via Harvest Records, the Kansas City-based alt-rock band’s latest offers an up-close and unguarded look at the way depression warps our self-image. Listen to “Float Away” here, and check out the video here.

Along with today’s release, the band has revealed the September 24 release date for their second studio album Dandelion. All singles and the full album were produced by Jennifer Decilveo (MARINA, FLETCHER, Bat for Lashes)and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala). Pre-order Dandelion here.

Anchored by a gorgeously airy vocal performance from frontwoman Addie Sartino, “Float Away” opens on a candid piece of confession: “Glad it’s raining so I don’t have to go outside and pretend I’m happy just to be alive.” With production from Jennifer Decilveo (MARINA, FLETCHER, Bat for Lashes), the track unfolds in fuzzed-out riffs, frenetic rhythms, and incandescent textures as Sartino documents her inner turmoil with an intense level of detail. “There’s a line in the chorus that says, ‘Stale rye, once an apple’s eye,’ which is a way of saying, ‘I used to have so much potential, and now I’m sitting here frozen, and I don’t know what to do with myself,’” she notes.

After slipping into a moment of anti-nostalgia (“Haven’t felt this since/Listening to the 1975 while getting high/In somebody’s basement party”), “Float Away” closes out with another bit of personal revelation: “Treading water’s getting harder/Don’t let me fall another martyr.” But despite its undeniable melancholy, “Float Away” embodies a strangely exhilarating energy thanks to the stormy urgency of The Greeting Committee’s sound and the pure catharsis of its uncompromising honesty.

Created by illustrator/animator Kezia Gabriella, the video for “Float Away” perfectly captures the track’s whirlwind of feeling. The beautifully offbeat and brightly colorful visual follows Sartino’s avatar through a series of gently articulated emotional states – isolation, disconnection, overwhelmed confusion – and ultimately finds her rediscovering a subtle yet powerful sense of hope.

“Float Away” follows The Greeting Committee’s recent single “Can I Leave Me Too?”, which premiered last month alongside its intimate and quietly captivating video. Hailed by Clash as a “a raw portrayal of post-break-up poignance, cloaked in indie pop reverb,” “Can I Leave Me Too?” arrived as the band’s first release since appearing in Netflix’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever and contributing three of their songs to the film’s soundtrack.

About The Greeting Committee

Comprised of Addie Sartino, Brandon Yangmi, Pierce Turcotte, and Austin Fraser, The Greeting Committee have fully embraced a spirit of purposeful sharing since their formation in 2014. Founded soon after Sartino and Yangmi got their start playing open-mic nights in Kansas City, the band self-released their debut EP It’s Not All That Bad in fall 2015. The EP’s lead single “Hands Down” quickly became a breakout hit, paving the way for The Greeting Committee’s signing to Harvest Records when they were all still in high school. After making their Harvest debut with the Meeting People Is Easy EP in 2017 and releasing their debut album This Is It in 2018, the band spent much of the next few years on the road, with sold-out headline shows in major markets such as Chicago, Austin, New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. To date, they’ve toured with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Tennis, Hippo Campus, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise and taken the stage at leading festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW, in addition to delivering the I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry EP in late 2019 and appearing in Netflix’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever. The band’s second album Dandelion will be out on September 24 via Harvest Records.

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Valley – Society

Just last week, JUNO nominated alternative-pop band, Valley shared their new song “SOCIETY” via Capitol Records. They return today with a fresh video to support the track that made waves on Spotify’s New Music Friday, It’s A Bop, Pop Sauce and Chill Pop playlists to name a few. Valley, comprised of Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro have spent the past two years developing organic buzz through a personal and intimate connection with their fans. Watch the official video for “SOCIETY” HERE.

In the video, directed by Oliver Whitfield-Smith and produced by Dwight Jantzi, the band can be seen feeding into the fast rise to fame, cracking under the pressure, and eventually pushing back against the money-hungry fat cats to stay true to themselves. The band’s own bass player, Alex DiMauro, portrays the villainous music executive in the video. Fans have flocked to this track for the relatability of never being able to please everyone without first burning out.

“SOCIETY” hinges on a hummable, clean guitar riff. Its head-bopping beat thumps in the background as Valley gleefully nods to “You Get What You Give” by The New Radicals and “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus. Laska comments, “To us, both those songs have such an uplifting chorus but lyrically deal with some frustration with the world/pop culture and just not letting it get you down. They both lyrically touch on not following the rules just because you’re told to; trusting your own beliefs and making your own decisions.”

If TikTok happened in 1998, it might sound like this song. Underpinned by dancefloor-ready piano, the track rides this momentum towards the sweeping and shimmering hook. On the song’s meaning, Laska explains, “‘SOCIETY’ tells a story of how our career can sometimes feel. We exist within an ever-changing creative industry full of opinions and music machines making everything go round. At times, what you truly have to say as an artist can feel diminished or not as important when it comes to the context of making a product or something that people will label as sellable and listenable. At the end of the day, “SOCIETY” is Valley accepting the terms and conditions of our identity, songs and career, the fact that we’ll never be able to please everyone but also coming to terms that no matter what the public considers to be a ‘hit,’ we tell ourselves we’re always going to follow our own artistic arrow.”

“SOCIETY” follows Valley‘s unanticipated release earlier this year, “Like 1999.” Its genesis traces back to a TikTok post that featured the chorus of an unreleased song. In only a few short days, the TikTok had over 700,000 views and over 100,000 likes with Johnny Orlando and JESSIA posting duets of the song on their own accounts. Valley rushed to finish “Like 1999” in under 48 hours for fans and the song went on to inspire thousands of creators and amass 2.5M+ views on the original TikTok post. Now their fastest growing song to date, “Like 1999” has helped push their catalog to eclipse over 100 million streams while breaking borders, appearing on viral charts in the U.S., Philippines, Korea, Japan and more.

After an unprecedented year for live music, Valley is excited to reconnect with their fans to perform across North America. The band is gearing up to play Wunderbus Festival in Columbus, OH and Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, CA at the end of the summer and then joining COIN on a 17-date North American tour this fall.

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The Greeting Committee × Can I Leave Me Too

Today, Kansas City-based alt-rock band The Greeting Committee return with their raw and radiant new single “Can I Leave Me Too?” and its accompanying video. Released via Harvest Records, the track is a bracingly intimate portrait of post-breakup grief, revealing frontwoman Addie Sartino’s gift for bringing the listener all the way into the world inside her head. This will be the band’s first release following their recent appearance in Netflix’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever, along with three of their songs on the soundtrack.

Produced by Jennifer Decilveo (MARINA, FLETCHER, Bat for Lashes) and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips), “Can I Leave Me Too?” opens on a lyric that precisely captures the cruel haze of heartbreak: “Why does everybody drive the same car you do?/I’m scared of myself without you.” “My girlfriend drives a Nissan Rogue, and after we broke up I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing that car,” says Sartino. “I remember thinking, ‘There’s no way there are this many Nissan Rogues in Kansas City’ — but I think that’s a pretty universal thing to have happen when you’re going through a breakup.”

Sparked from a demo created by Greeting Committee bassist Pierce Turcotte, “Can I Leave Me Too?” ultimately took the form of a sprawling alt-pop epic. From its fuzzed-out intro to the bridge’s beautifully dizzying breakdown, the track’s lushly textured sound makes for a perfect backdrop to Sartino’s confession (e.g., “I’m filthy, clingy, and creepy for you always”). “That song holds a lot of desperation — it’s definitely about that moment when your self-esteem is just gone,” she notes. To that end, “Can I Leave Me Too?” pulls off the incredible feat of transforming its gut-punching chorus lyric into an irresistibly catchy hook: “If you leave me, can I leave me too?/I’m afraid that I might need you.”

Co-directed by Sartino and Malik Lemonthe, the video for “Can I Leave Me Too?” opens on Sartino lying alone in bed, then cycles through a series of spellbinding close-ups: Sartino brushing her teeth in front of her bathroom mirror, meandering along empty city streets, and — in a particularly brilliant sequence of repeat shots — brushing her teeth as she wanders the world. The result is an understated exploration of how time drags when we’re devastated, each day blurring into the next.

Comprised of Addie Sartino, Brandon Yangmi, Pierce Turcotte and Austin Fraser, the spirit of purposeful sharing has served as something of a lifeline for The Greeting Committee. Formed in 2014, soon after Sartino and Yangmi got their start playing local open-mic nights, the band self-released their debut EP It’s Not All That Bad in fall 2015. The EP’s lead single “Hands Down” quickly became a breakout hit, paving the way for The Greeting Committee’s signing to Harvest Records when they were all still in high school.

After making their Harvest debut with the Meeting People Is Easy EP in 2017 and the subsequent release of This Is It, the band spent much of the next few years on the road, with sold-out headline shows in major markets such as Chicago, Austin, New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. To date, they’ve toured with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Tennis, Hippo Campus, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise and taken the stage at leading festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW, in addition to delivering the I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry EP in late 2019 and appearing in Netflix’s To All the Boys: Always and Forever. The coming months have a lot more in store from the band.

Listen to “Can I Leave Me Too?” HERE, and check out the video HERE.