Hurry searches for reality on their latest single "A Fake Idea" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Hurry comes to terms with anxiety on “A Fake Idea,” the second single from their upcoming album, Fake Ideas, which comes out June 25 via Lame-O Records. The record will be released along with a book that gives an inside look at its creation. 

The follow up to “It’s Dangerous,” “A Fake Idea” focuses on the central theme of the album, described by the band as how to navigate life, love, and mental illness. After being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, vocalist / guitarist Matt Scottoline found himself examining how his thoughts warped his reality. 

“Mental illness can make you truly believe things that aren’t real, and those ideas can steer your life in directions that can poison a lot of relationships,” Scottoline said in a press release. 

While their last album intentionally tried to steer clear of overt rock influences, Fake Ideas takes a back-to-the-basics approach with a classic power pop sound. The band recorded the album to tape with engineer Mike Bardzik at his studio, Noisy Little Critter, a barn in Thorndale, PA: the result feels like pure sunshine.

The book, which is also called Fake Ideas, features interviews with Bardzik, Frances Quinlan, who did the artwork, and all of the band members. In the age of digital dominance, Scottoline hopes to remind listeners of the long process that goes into making something seemingly effortless. 

You can listen to “A Fake Idea” below here and click here to pre-order the new album.

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