Following up on their April 2021 debut on Jetsam-Flotsam, Graduation Speech is back with a new single titled "Patterns." The song is the first look at their upcoming EP Controlled Burn that finds Kevin Day (Aspiga) stepping back into a more hands-on approach. The entire EP was tracked in one session at New Jersey's Gradwell House with almost all of the instrumentation played by Day. The end result is five songs dealing with isolation, change, and looking ahead that are captured beautifully by Dave Downham's (Beach Slang, Pet Symmetry, mewithoutyou) masterful production.
"Patterns" is a folkier number, spurred by a shuffling acoustic guitar and accented with distorted, droning chords, a trademark of Day's decades of songwriting. It's about killing time and admiring your partner from afar. Jetsam-Flotsam will release Controlled Burn on May 13th, 2022 and have launched pre-orders for the release.