Today the Baltimore-based trio Solitary Set are premiering the first single off of their upcoming sophomore album The Series Parallel, titled ‘Asking For A Friend.’ Combining their decades of experience in hardcore, indie rock, and pop punk, Solitary Set have crafted a sound on their new album that’s a little bit quieter and a little more thoughtful than the chaotic moshpits and overdriven guitars of their collective pasts without sacrificing passion or integrity. ‘Asking For A Friend’ is equal parts Midwestern emo and post-hardcore, with twinkling guitars, driving basslines, and throaty vocals reminescent of Oklahoma City’s Red City Radio.
Of the song itself, vocalist and songwriter Jason Henry Brohm says: “The lyrics are basically about maintaining a relationship with a partner that slept with your best friend. Knowing that it's damaged and can't be fixed but still staying together because it feels safe, and the momentum just isn’t there to leave. It’s about being stuck and angry but not taking the steps to change any of it, just existing. It has that sound of angry resignation.”
Solitary Set is Jason Henry Brohm, Tanner Spaulding, and Kenneth Noble. The Series Parallel will be available on all streaming platforms December 6th, with a vinyl release to follow.