Connecticut-based punk up-and-comers, Anxious, are gearing up to release their debut full-length, Little Green House, on January 21st from Run For Cover Records. Today the band are back with one more early single "Let Me" which features a guest spot from Fiddlehead and Have Heart vocalist Pat Flynn.
Vocalist Grady Allen discussed the new song saying:
"'Let Me''is a song about coming to terms with my parent's divorce. I think I spent much of my time as a young person (both the divorce and during) trying to be a resource to both of my parent's frustration and anger despite the deep emotional toll it took on me. The song is me grappling with two roads to take: either be deeply invested in both of my parents' pain and place myself secondary- or remove myself from the situation and leave my parents' with one less person to talk to."
Formed in 2016 while the members (Allen, guitarists Dante Melucci and Ryan Savitski, bassist Sam Allen, and drummer Jonny Camner) were still in high school, Anxious’ were indebted to the freneticism and heart-on-sleeve lyrics of post-hardcore acts like Texas Is The Reason, Samiam, and Turning Point, allowing the band to immediately grab the attention of the hardcore and emo scenes alike. The band continued to grow through a run of impressive EPs, made-to-order zines, and shows with the likes of Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lifetime, Fiddlehead, and more--all leading to a massive leap forward with Little Green House. Recorded by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios, the album bursts from the speakers with an undeniable urgency as the band careens turns on a dime from aggression to melody. All while Allen's lyrics explore coming-of-age, parental divorce, the inevitability of change, and more, with a sense of empathy and measured perspective.