Today, Single Mothers are premiering a surprise new single. Written just before 2018's acclaimed Through A Wall (out now via Dine Alone Records), "Metropolis" sees Single Mothers at their pissed-off best, railing against gentrification and rising rents.
Vocalist Drew Thomson explains, ""Metropolis" was recorded just before Through A Wall at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto, Ontario. It’s a collaboration between Peter Landi and myself. I had recently moved apartments and my old landlord had sold the building we lived in and kicked everyone out. There was a real estate boom and we were all seemingly in the middle of it. Peter came to me with the song and once we were in the studio the lyrics came right away. I was just venting. A few years before I was living in my van. Sometimes it takes all the energy you have just to keep the lights on."
The band is currently on a headline UK tour, with further dates with Off With Their Heads and Cancer Bats coming this summer.