Ricky Himself has today released his new single, ‘Parasocial’ featuring Mark Hoppus. The track follows recent singles, ‘I Know You Like Black Flag’, ‘I Might Die’ and ‘F’d Up (But It’s True)’, all of which appear on his forthcoming ‘Poser’ EP which is released on December 1st through Alamo Records.
‘Parasocial’, he explains, “is about feeling like you love someone you don’t even know, maybe it’s a celebrity or someone who is a friend of a friend, or someone you see on social media.”
The song itself he says, “came about very naturally. Me and Dylan (Bauld, producer) made this song on our first day meeting each other. We were bonding over the bands we grew up on and Blink 182 came up. Dylan said ‘I think Mark would really like this song’ and in my mind I was like – yeah right. Two days later, Dylan said, ‘I sent it over to Mark’ and within a week we were in a session with one of my idols re-writing and working on the song together. Blink has been a soundtrack to so many moments in my life and to have my voice recorded on the same song as his is insane.”
With the recent release of the angst pop punk melodic hit ‘I Might Die’ (ft. Chloe Lilac) as well as the an infectiously satirical take on today’s ‘outcast’ image on ‘I Know You Like Black Flag’, Ricky is gearing up for the ‘Poser’ EP on December 1st, driving home his vision and creative breakthrough. As pop punk has entered a new phase in the 2020s, Ricky Himself is taking the sounds of his youth, and creating music that is refreshing and something that everyone can relate to. Although it is just the beginning, with a unique upbringing and being ingrained in the culture his entire life, Ricky Himself is paving his own path in the genre.