Tomorrow, November 19th, Nashville rockers The Thing With Feathers will unleash their killer new alt-rock single, “Static,” to the world.
“Static” offers an upbeat and captivating feel from the jump, reeling listeners in immediately, and it proves to be the group’s most uncompromising track to date.
The track boasts a clean, properly mixed, radio-ready production quality, making for an immersive listening experience. At times, the track sounds like a combination of the poppy energy of The Killers and the American rock sound of Kings of Leon.
The song was produced by Owen Lewis, who has previously worked with bands such as Old Sea Brigade and Snow Patrol, and is slated to be the first single from their upcoming debut EP, Sundays In The South. With shared influences such as Coldplay, The Strokes, and The 1975, the group has crafted a sound that is undeniably their own.
During the verses, Chris Roussell’s groove-heavy drums and Sean Carroll’s driving bass lines create an undeniably danceable, energetic vibe. Meanwhile, Alex Hendricks’ jangly, overdriven guitars give the track an ethereal yet electric vibe. The band then explodes into a big, hard-hitting chorus that’s rife with infectious, catchy hooks, with singer David Welcsh’s powerful vocals commanding the mix.
“‘Static’ marks a new chapter for us. What started out as a song we wrote during the grips of the pandemic about a life we used to know, that was no longer promised. We spent months pulling from memories of our last few years together playing in a band and set out to tell our stories. ‘Static’ is the start of that. A song that’s for the left out and the abused- hope you see as much of yourself as we do,” the guys told us.
As many do, the group began as a cover band, with Welcsh, the band’s founding member, playing shows on the local fraternity show circuit. He later teamed up with Carroll, Roussell, and Hendricks, and the band we know today was formed. The group began gaining traction back in May of 2019 after the release of their single “Figure It Out,” which has since amassed almost a million Spotify streams. They have since released a string of singles that continue to refine their sound.
Along with the release of “Static,” the group will be announcing a 10-date spring tour as well as releasing a live video of “Static” from their performance at Nashville venue The High Watt filmed back in August.