Pop-punk trio Slackrr release their new single This Time, via Lost Music Collective, along with the official music video, watch here. This Time is taken from their upcoming third full length release, Set The Night On Fire, out 4th August and available to pre-save here.
Written by Slackrr and produced by Pash Stratton, the track is about realising the people you associate with don’t have your best interests at heart. “This time, I wanna stand for something. Not holding out for someone else” sings frontman Scotty Perry. Ahead of its release, the track premiered on Radio 1’s Future Alternative show with Nels Hylton, dubbing the band as “unreal, bonafide pop punk.”
Speaking of the track, Slackrr said “Whether it be a relationship, a friendship, a job or anything else in your life, it’s about remembering your own self-worth and having the courage to break away from this toxic situation and stand for something of your own and that there is hope in the realisation that you’re better than the situation you’ve found yourself in. Through self-reflection and putting out positive energy, there is hope for a brighter future.”
The band have also revealed the official music video, which sees the band in a series of set ups, ‘trapped’ within a house. Focussing on the song’s lyrics, the video represents the group escaping the feeling of being trapped in a toxic situation and hoping for a better future. Watch the official video here.
Set The Night On Fire is the band’s third full length release and was recorded at The Clubhouse in Bournemouth. The album will be released on 4th August, aligning with the bands performance at Rebellion Festival, where they will play the main stage at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. Mixed and mastered by experienced producer Pash Stratton, production began in December 2022 however just days into the pre-production, the sessions were put on hold when the landlord hadn’t renewed the studio’s contract. With limited time, they found a new location and in February 2023, Pash and the band rebuilt the studio and resumed recording. As well as studio issues, vocalist and guitarist Scotty Perry found himself dealing with the loss of two grandparents in a short space of time. With all the challenges they had already faced, the group continued on to write the album that covers themes of loss, grief, relationships and perhaps the most resonating and important theme, hope. The album features the already released singles Holding On and Lie To Me.