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Fast Romantics Announce New Album “Pick It Up”, Share New Song

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Indie rock band Fast Romantics have announced that their highly anticipated new album, Pick It Up, which will be released on August 6, 2020, via Postwar Records. The self-produced album is now available to pre-order HERE. Alongside the album announcement, the band has unveiled the title track and its accompanying quarantine-friendly video, which you can watch below. Inspired by lead singer Matt Angus’ lifelong battle with depression and anxiety, “Pick It Up” is a spirit-lifting rock ’n’ roll ballad that acted as a personal pep talk for the singer as he overcame months of crippling depression.

“I’ve fought depression and anxiety most of my life, at times it probably nearly killed me,” said Angus. “Sometimes it wasn’t related to anything I could control, but this time it was a self-inflicted episode… I didn’t know what I was doing it for anymore. I couldn’t write. I couldn’t do much of anything except obsess about the news and chase my own tail.”

Angus continues, “At some tipping point, I forced myself to sit at the piano, and this childhood memory of my mother came flooding in. My mother is an all-powerful, unstoppable force of nature. She has more energy than an Olympic sprinter, she fights through anything that comes her way, and she’s been through some tough shit in her life. When I was a kid, I’d oscillate similarly as I do now between bouts of confident, prolific creativity and unstoppable malaise. If in one of those low phases as a fourteen-year-old I’d be lying on the couch hypnotized by a television for too long, she’d inevitably be there, telling me to pick myself up and do something useful. But all grown up, hearing that voice in my head that morning at the piano, it all at once snapped me out of it.”

Pick It Up Track Listing:
01. Pick It Up
02. Only People
03. Made For You
04. Hallelujah, What’s It To Ya?
05. The Rules
06. Top Of The Mountain
07. Iso Radio
08. Do No Wrong 


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