Next Friday, October 9, post-hardcore favourites Touché Amoré are releasing their highly anticipated new album Lament, but ahead of that they’ve shared one final single called “Reminders”. Unsurprisingly, it finds singer Jeremy Bolm addressing tough topics, in this case overwhelming anxiety. He says:
“I think when we are all panicking, we need to have those reminders that there’s love out there for us whether we believe it or not and that’s all that we can really trust to save us.”
Anxiety hits us all, even at the best of times – and right now is far from the best of times. Touché Amoré’s direct and honest tackling of the issue is on-point, and they’ve pretty much perfected the idea of heart-warming hardcore with “Reminders”. Bolm is honest about the ways he has to fake happiness in photographs and needs constant reminders of the goodness in his life – but in singing out those words with fearless openness, while backed by the band’s surging presence, he makes us all feel like we’re in this together.
The video for “Reminders” takes the feel good message of the song up a notch, featuring clips of a host of musical friends and their beloved canines. This includes (deep breath) Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Jacob Bannon of Converge, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, Brianna Collins of Tigers Jaw, Frank Iero, Dallas Green, Emma Ruth Rundle, Skrillex, Sam Carter, Dan P Carter, Julien Baker and more.
If, for some crazy reason, you don’t want to see the video then listen to “Reminders” on streaming platforms. Otherwise, the adorable clip is below.
Touché Amoré’s new album Lament is out next Friday, October 9, on Epitaph. You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.