The Hunna release single ‘I Get High To Forget’
Since their sophomore album Dare released in July 2018, oh boy have The Hunna been on a journey. Along with taking legal action against their previous label, the band have since set up their own record label called LMW (Last Minute Warriors) Records. To fit in with their new lease of life and the start of this exciting chapter, the band have released a brand new blistering single named ‘I Get High To Forget’ (‘IGHTF’) and have also announced that their third LP will be out early next year.
“I get high to forget you /
And I don’t ever wanna come down.”
‘I Get High To Forget’ tells the story of being let down by someone really close to you, leading you to wonder how you’ll navigate around that sadness and disappointment. The single, produced by Olly Burden (The Prodigy) and Carl Barat (The Libertines), also teases a darker, more refined and reflective sound for The Hunna. “Have you ever experienced or done something that you wish more than anything that you could just delete it from your memory and forget it ever happened?” asks frontman Ryan “Tino” Potter. “That’s what this song is about; every person’s been through that, in our case it was trying to erase the memory of a someone that lied and cheated us. For me and many of us we got high to take that feeling away and give our mental selves a break from feeling trapped.”
Considering the tumultuous journey The Hunna have been on in the past few years, the instrumentation is aptly ferocious. Some of this rage and vibrant spirit is also wonderfully expressed by the blistering vocals of lead vocalist Potter. In conversation with Consequence of Sound, The Hunna have noted AM by Arctic Monkeys as an influence for the single’s particularly snarly guitar sound. The band have also taken influences from electronic and hip hop music. Thus, what we subsequently get with ‘I Get High To Forget You’ is a track that shines with a multifaceted sound and pure emotion. It is certainly a great way to make a comeback.
“You sure know how to fuck up a good thing /
I won’t pick up”
Apart from the collaboration with Burden and Barat, the band’s third LP will see them working with producer John Feldmann (Panic! At the Disco), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), and Theresa and Alex from YONAKA. The album should be out in early 2020 – exciting times indeed!
Check out ‘I Get High To Forget You’ below.
This autumn, The Hunna are also heading out on a US tour in support of Barns Courtney. Check out the dates below and click here to buy tickets!
The Hunna – U.S. Tour dates supporting Barns Courtney:
3rd – Fineline – Minneapolis, MN
4th – Park West – Chicago, IL
6th – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
7th – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
9th – Webster Hall – New York, NY
10th – Paradise – Boston, MA
11th – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY
13th – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
14th – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
16th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
17th – Loft – Atlanta, GA
19th – EMO’s – Austin, TX
20th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
21st – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
25th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
26th – Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
30th – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
1st – Imperial – Vancouver, DC
2nd – Neumos – Seattle, WA
5th – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
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