Canadian giants Fucked Up will release a new album called One Day on January 27 via Merge. The title refers to the fact that the band recorded the entirety of the album in a single 24-hour period, going against their penchant for grandiose concept records – though it doesn’t mean their sound has become any less muscular.
Guitarist Mike Haliechuk says: “After you’ve been in a band for this long, you lose track of what your sound actually is. Twenty-four hours can feel like a long time, but you can get a lot done then, too. It can feel like forever and one minute at the same time. If you work on something for one day, it can end up being really special.”
To mark the announcement they’ve shared the title track – and it’s a celebration. Buffeting fanfares of guitars and ascendant percussion push “One Day” skywards while Damian Abraham tells a tale of having lost his sense of purpose in life, only to rediscover it on one special day when he met someone who “opened up eternity”. It leaves him with a newfound sense of meaning, questioning “What could you do in just one day? / Fall in love, spend your time away.” Fucked Up drive that feeling home with their anthemic, uplifting force, leaving “One Day” on a powerful high note.
Watch the video for “One Day” below or find it on streamers.