The Skinny: Australia’s The Smith Street Band have released “Surrender,” the first single from their highly-anticipated new album Throw Me In The River, produced by Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff Rosenstock and available digitally in the U.S. on October 28. The song is an impassioned ode to self-worth and serves as a snapshot of the last few years of the band’s hectic lives. Available on all future tour dates, “Surrender” will also be released as a tour-exclusive 7″ with an additional b-side from the new record. Listen to “Surrender” below.
TSSB lead singer Wil Wagner explains that the song, which he’s been working on for the last year or so, is about “not wanting to force your vices or negative aspects of your personality onto someone else. It’s about finding hope and meaning in little existence and day-to-day life, instead of just coasting through and being numb.”