Connecticut-based punk up-and-comers, Anxious, are gearing up to release their debut full-length, Little Green House, on January 21st from Run For Cover Records. Today the band are back with one more early single "Let Me" which features a guest spot from Fiddlehead and Have Heart vocalist Pat Flynn.
Anxious have been quickly gaining momentum with their seamless combination of hardcore grit, classic emo dynamism, and '90s alternative hooks, and on Little Green House the promising young five-piece have taken a massive leap forward with that sound. The album's previous singles "Growing Up Song," "In April" and "Call From You" have drawn praise from the likes of Stereogum, The FADER, Revolver Magazine, FLOOD Magazine, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, and more, highlighting Anxious' ability to seamlessly blend raw, emotional punk, with soaring melodies and anthemic choruses. "Let Me" leans into the bite of the band's earlier work but with a honed sense of songwriting and hooks. The track concludes with an appearance from Flynn's distinctive voice, further contextualizing Anxious in the long tradition of hardcore musicians pushing boundaries.
Vocalist Grady Allen discussed the new song saying:
"'Let Me'" is a song about coming to terms with my parent's divorce. I think I spent much of my time as a young person (both the divorce and during) trying to be a resource to both of my parent's frustration and anger despite the deep emotional toll it took on me. The song is me grappling with two roads to take: either be deeply invested in both of my parents' pain and place myself secondary- or remove myself from the situation and leave my parents' with one less person to talk to."