Song: “If I Don’t Wake Up”
Album: Hell With My Friends EP
Release Date: September 14th, 2018 (single)
Label: Warner Bros. Records
The duo said of the new single:
“This song is dedicated to National Suicide Prevention Week.
As individuals who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, addiction, depression, and anxiety, we understand what it’s like to fall victim to self-destructive tendencies. These feelings are too heavy to escape, and running away only means that you eventually get caught. ‘If I Don’t Wake Up’ is our attempt to acknowledge these emotions instead of hiding or escaping from them, and only in this way do we overcome them.
The universal pain of the human condition has never been more prevalent in society than it is now, as the age of information fascinates and confuses us. We’re connected but lonely, many of us living day by day in a state of quiet desperation.
Everyone we encounter battles their own demons yet they are rarely spoken about truthfully, and in the process we’ve watched our friends and idols lives fade into the darkness of silence – ‘If I Don’t Wake Up’ aims to help break that silence.
The ‘outside’ represents a place where everything can be expressed honestly without judgment or shame; where we can reclaim ourselves from our own despair…and finally see that we aren’t so alone after all.”
Kali – vox, production
Tali – vox