Tampa, FL’s beloved, emo veterans POHGOHanticipated album du und ich - German for "you and I" -is out now via Spartan Records. This week, the band released the official video for "Weeds" from the new album.
On the song and video the band's Susie Ulrey says:
After my diagnosis one year into our marriage, Keith and I became an “us against the world” kind of couple. We’ve been in the weeds together since 2001, ducking every curveball ms throws at us. Weeds is about living with illness and loss and the uncertainty that the pandemic brought into all of our lives. It’s about how we were all locked down with our families with that strange combination of reconnection, tedium and the unknowns that we were faced with. It’s also about the people we love that are grieving, too, and how grief doesn’t ever really go away. You have to make space for it and carry it with you.
The ending reintroduced a part from a song I wrote in 1997 about my mom’s diagnosis of ms. We’re all singing together in an attempt to reassure ourselves that we can hold on.
With the video, we wanted to include some of those moments of lockdown with our families, highlighting the boredom and the monotony and cabin fever that masked the rumble of dread we were all feeling.
"Weeds" like much of the album, elaborate on POHGOH'S Susie Ulrey’s daily fears of living with Multiple Sclerosis, love and loss, and learning how to live through the uncertanity of a global pandemic.