Toronto punk outfit PUP are back with a video for their new single, “Totally Fine.”
The track comes from their forthcoming album, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND, out April 1st via Little Dipper. “Totally Fine” is a self-destructive anthem featuring vocals from Casper Skulls’ Mel, Illuminati Hotties’ Sarah, NOBRO’s Kathryn, and Remo Drive’s Erik. The accompanying Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux-directed video follows PUP as they partake in some shady criminal business schemes.
“We wrote ‘Totally Fine’ after a long creative drought,” PUP explain. “We all agreed to take a break from PUP during lockdown, to take some time to deal with out mental health and get some space from each other. After 3 months of not writing any songs, ‘Totally Fine’ was the first thing to pop out. It broke this creative dam wide open, just months worth of pent up frustration all smashed into this one song. After that, we ended up going on a bit of a tear and wrote the rest of the record really quickly. The drumming on this song still blows our minds. It’s so manic and wild and makes the song feel like it’s about to fall apart at any moment, which is kinda like how it feels to be in PUP.”
Watch the video for “Totally Fine” below.
“You can hear the band start to fall of the cliff, and because of that, I think this record is our truest and most genuine to date,” Babcock explains. “There is nothing more PUP than a slow and inevitable descent into self-destruction.”
Check out the tracklist for THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND below.
THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND Tracklist:
01 – “Four Chords”
02 – “Totally Fine”
03 – “Robot Writes A Love Song”
04 – “Matilda”
05 – “Relentless”
06 – “Four Chords Pt. II: Five Chords”
07 – “Waiting”
08 – “Habits”
09 – “Cutting Off The Corners”
10 – “Grim Reaping”
11 – “Four Chords Pt. III: Diminishing Returns”
12 – “PUPTHEBAND Inc. Is Filing For Bankruptcy”