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I FEEL LIKE I WANT TO GO HOOOOOMEEEEE

WE’VE BEEN WANTING TO SHARE THIS SINCE WE FINISHED IT.

Hey all,


Casey here.


So many of you have been in our comments and DMs, asking for this song. It feels TERRIBLE keeping it from everyone, but our press people would kill us if we shared it before launch. In fact, if they knew we were doing THIS they’d probably be pissed.


Not to mention that this version of the song has one of our first bigger-name artists, Ariel Posen, collaborating on it.


Ariel is a helluva a player, and, after a video of one of his solos went viral on YouTube (a video titled, Possibly the best guitar solo I’ve heard in 12 years of owning a music venue! Keep Watching!) he became somewhat of a guitar hero, pushing the limits of what people can do with a slide.


He’s playing an all-metal-bodied guitar on Lonesome & Mad that sounds uniquely grimey and chunky. Much like the music venue owner who posted his solo, in my 10 years recording folks, these were some of the best waveforms I’ve ever dropped into a project.


So. It’s super important that you don’t share this.


ABOUT THE SONG


We’ll tell you a lot more about this song when launch rolls around, but I wanted to talk a little bit about what it means to us a bit here. This song started casually, as most good songs do, in a song-a-day sprint we were doing to test the waters on TikTok. It actually didn’t do too hot on there, but found its audience on Facebook and Instagram, where you might have even discovered us.


This song is very much at the heart of the album we’ll be releasing, Homesick For Another World. It’s almost a tone poem about wishing things were different, wishing there was less suffering, wishing people didn’t have to die (something that has popped up in UTR music since Pale King).


It also reminds me of my mom, who died some years ago. Cardinals kind of remind me of my mom. It also happens to be a great introduction to this album because it references almost EVERY single other song on Homesick in its lyrics (you’ll see).


ABOUT THE VIDEO


After we sent out 10,000 free CDs across the world, we found ourselves pretty heavily in debt. We had high hopes for making this album launch polished and good. It was our hope that we could make music videos that made people feel. Without a budget—and being sounds people with bad eyes—we didn’t have much in the way of resources to put into this video.


We figured we’d lean into it.


We made a post, asking for folks to help us solve getting our hands on a harlequin-patterned backdrop for the press photos (sometimes I have gut feelings that might just actually be neuroses, and I was SURE we needed a harlequin backdrop). When our video plans fell through, we thought, hell, what if we just film this one in the house, indie style.


We invited some friends over, tried a few things—one involved shiny speedos and body paint…stay tuned for launch for that utter failure—and ended up with the video above. I only had ONE shot I was sure of (gut feeling), and that was shittily pulling the camera away at the end and revealing out little mobile home and friends.


It felt important to me, because, if we couldn’t make something polished and grand, I wanted to show everyone who we really are. How janky this duct-tape-and-paperclip band really is. How silly and awkward and humble this project is, behind the curtain.


I think it worked.


I feel this tension when I watch the video. 


It feels like some dudes doing their best. As a choreographed, backdrop music video, well, it’s weak. But that’s not what we’re here for—and, ostensibly not what you’re here for. If I have any inkling at all of why people have gravitated towards this band so quickly this past year, it’s because we started letting ourselves be human in front of you…and inviting you to be human back.


I love that about what we’re doing, and I hope you do too.


I hope it never changes.


Anyways, comment your thoughts below. I can’t wait to share the whole album with you all…


TWD,
Casey (& the boys)

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Beth
1 month ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE!
But you know that! 🙂

Casey
27 days ago
Reply to  Beth

💛💛💛💛💛

Angela Lawrence
1 month ago

You guys know, I’ve already watched this more than a few times. 😂 💛🌻☠ You definitely nailed it with this video.

Casey
27 days ago

+1 for janky and home-made!!!

Jill
6 days ago
Reply to  Casey

Yes!

Liz Sams
29 days ago

I love it!

Casey
27 days ago
Reply to  Liz Sams

So glad!!! ☠️🌻💛

Sabrina
29 days ago

This is even more beautiful that I had imagined. It definitely brought tears to my eyes.
Love you guys!

TWD,
Sabrina

Bri
29 days ago

FINALLY! 🥰🥰

Pip
29 days ago

Soooo excited to hear this 😭❤️

Taylor
29 days ago

This is everything I thought it would be and more. It’s so beautiful and showcases yalls talent wonderfully

Nicole Wyant
29 days ago

I hope it never changes.
💛🌻☠️

Annalyse
29 days ago

I’m into it ❤️❤️❤️

Holly
29 days ago

LOVE IT!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰

Casey!
29 days ago

I’m SO glad you like it everyone!!! Stay tuned, more things coming!!!

Kristin
29 days ago

Ahhh! I’ve been dying to hear the full version of this song and it is freakin’ perfect! Amazing work. I can’t wait to hear the rest! Thank you so much for sharing your talents. My ears are so happy.

Harmony
29 days ago

Everything I’d hoped for 🧡

Meepus
29 days ago

I wasn’t even a big fan of this one from the social media ads (Bolo Tie is what made me a convert), but this version blew me away – and absolutely phenomenal work from Ariel, I’m assuming, a minute in!

ALSO CASEY IS LOOKING FUCKING JACKED IN THAT TANK, MY MAN!

Jill
6 days ago
Reply to  Meepus

Bolo Tie is what captured me as well.
But the various other songs are becoming part of my constant UTR earworm audio throughout most days. I don’t usually have so many different songs taking turns as earworms. Usually it’s one for several days or longer. These are pleasantly wafting through my mind and even comforting me or cheering me up. Keeping me feeling grounded in my current mini life storm.

Laura Sibley
28 days ago

You know it’s real art when a polarity of emotions are so perfectly painted to work in tandem. This is it. 💛🌻☠️

Bri
28 days ago

Who else is listening to this on repeat?
My phone’s battery be damned.
It resonates within me so much.
When Casey hits that ‘home’ I swear I can breathe better. It’s weird I know. The last time I felt that was when I heard Chevelle’s ‘The Red’ for the first time in my youth. I get the tingles. 😅
I can’t wait to have this on a CD or something.
💛🐀

Angela Lawrence
28 days ago
Reply to  Bri

Omg!!! Yes!! I know exactly what you mean about Chavelle’s ‘The Red’! And yeah.. Definitely been listening to this on repeat. ❤

Bri
28 days ago

I feel so seen, Angela! 💛

Angela Lawrence
28 days ago
Reply to  Bri

I needed that song today… strange how things work out like that! 💛

Bri
27 days ago

Me too. It kept me calm while a guest was annoyed because our housekeepers don’t speak English… 🙃

Jill
6 days ago
Reply to  Bri

He, Casey, has spots in several songs that just transport me with his voice. It’s euphoric really! Casey’s voice is like a drug at times. I think I am becoming addicted to it too!
I don’t want rehab for this … Let me be consumed…
TWD

Adam Tarzano
28 days ago

This is the best thing I’ll see all day. Fucking perfect! So good to talk to you yesterday Casey… And yes… Mandolins and drums FOREVER!

Sara Contreras
28 days ago

This is amazing!! As great as I had hoped from the Facebook tease. Love, love, LOVE IT!!
💛🌻🐀

Danni
28 days ago

I love this so much! Worth every second of the wait!!

Sam
28 days ago

Ugh! It was so freaking good!!!! 😭💜💜

Ashley Read
28 days ago

OK, can anyone tell a techtard like me if there’s a way to have a quick link to the hideout?
Like something I can put on my home screen to dive straight in? I need a quick fix into the best place.

Ash
28 days ago
Reply to  Ashley Read

OK, scratch this request because I’ve managed to sort it and I’m kinda proud of myself! 😂

Jill
6 days ago
Reply to  Ash

Ahhh, Ashley, what was your fastest way to access the secret hideout??

Jill
6 days ago
Reply to  Ashley Read

I’ve been wanting the same answer. A fast track to here would be great. Is there one?
Thanks in advance and thanks Ashley for posing the question so I didn’t have to.

Tina
28 days ago

I love it so much!!! But I cant wait for a live version

Buffie Fox
28 days ago

My heart is in this song
I can’t even
I DO feel like I wanna go home
But yet here I am
I retreat
To your music
Cause there is no other escape from home
Til we dead
😻

Jill
6 days ago
Reply to  Buffie Fox

Hugs

Sarah
28 days ago

This song is beyond what I imagined, so much I have no words. Blown away, again, by the talent the three of you have. You deserve the success you have all worked hard for and I am thoroughly enjoying watching. 🙏

Vicki
28 days ago

Love love ❤️

Suzanne
28 days ago

Yep. Definitely resonates with me. Now that we JUST finished moving everything into our new house and I will be spending the next ten years unpacking, it absolutely has multiple meanings.

I loved the video. My husband says Casey moves well on camera, looks very professional. So there ya go. I think I’m going to go play more music all over the house…

Jill
28 days ago

I LOVE that you are so real and humble. It’s helped us to feel comfortable being that way back and with one another. So glad to have found you. I was so glad to just meet you guys virtually, I couldn’t think of any questions except for the one I asked about Bolo Tie.
Keep being yourselves. We love you.
HUGS
TWD
JILL

Jill
28 days ago

I love the song and the video exactly as it is!

Madelon
28 days ago

I’m someone who does better with captions/lyrics… (Which the Facebook ads helped attract me) but even without them… Everything about this video strikes my heart in ways no artist ever has. You’re voice, the sounds, the rusty type video … That pull back!! Dont need words for that. Happy to be hear, excited to stay for the ride ❤️❤️❤️

Valerie
28 days ago

I feel so lucky to be part of this! You guys are so talented and creative. Being human is what it’s all about….(I’m trying to open up a little at a time.) You guys deserve the world but promise us you’ll stay grounded if you get it! 🙂

David Bayliss
27 days ago

Wow. Again.

Ema
27 days ago

That Riff and the howl though, 🥀 dig me a grave men.
M

Jensa
27 days ago

it’s crazy how far y’all have come since the ad and i’m so grateful i found UTR. honestly, it’s just such a breath of fresh air to have good music made by even better people.

Matt 🐀🌻☠️
27 days ago

Shoutout to Gorvin and his brothers on this one.

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Jess
27 days ago

Thought it was beautiful – that voice just makes me drift away😌

Gavin Dwyer
27 days ago

Oh be still my beating heart. That was simply gorgeous….as was the song 😛 Seriously…that song tugged at the heartstrings. LOVE IT!! Can’t wait to feature the new material on Outrageous!!!

Matt
26 days ago

Guys. Really. This is amazing. The video is perfect 😍 I love the pan out at the end, and the skelly’s dancing, truly a masterpiece. Love what you’re doing, wish I was state side so I could drop in with a pizza and say hi. And I absolutely agree with you that being real is what makes people congregate. It gives permission for them to be real in return. I haven’t said much in the chats, I am shy on social media, I don’t like telling the whole world about me, but this is a community that feels warm and open. Even without the music, who you are as just good old humans… Or rats? Anyway, you guys are really amazing and genuine and I needed that. So thanks. I have my fair share of tragedy, more than my fair share in fact so I get that life is rough, and I am sorry you have your own beasts to face. Sorry if I’m rambling, anxiety brain makes explaining hard lol. Anyway, so glad to be here at the birth of something beautiful. If I make it to the states some time I’ll try to visit with cookies 😂

Angela Lawrence
25 days ago
Reply to  Matt

💛🌻☠

Beth
25 days ago
Reply to  Matt

You sound exactly wonderful and perfect and I am glad you are here!
Big love!

Nikki
24 days ago
Reply to  Matt

🙌💛

George
24 days ago

Ohhhhh my goood! 🙏🙏😌
Sorry every other song I know, you’re gonna have to take a break for a while

Terry Taylor
23 days ago

Soooo, now I need lyrics 🙂

Mandi "Monster"
23 days ago

I will post my opinion in the form of a poem:

Sunflowers are yellow,
Rats, sometimes grey.
I love this song so much
I could listen to it all day!

Love you guys! Can’t wait to see what else you do, you talented dudes!!!

David Bayliss
22 days ago

I just listened to this for the first time on proper speakers etc. That geeetar sound is insane.
Christmas No.1 in the U.K.?

Austin
21 days ago

Good fuckin shit fellars..love yall TWD

Alex
19 days ago

I cannot stop listening to this song its so good 😀

Heather Gard-Edwards
18 days ago

I feel this with all my heart 💙💙💙

Raven Stromdans
13 days ago

Every time I listen to this, it hits me harder. The moment I can buy this song, I’m going to be playing it maximum volume in my car, driving the back roads just weeping as I bellow tunelessly along.

Carley
12 days ago

Welp I got goosebumps. Thanks! Loving the song hits the feels for sure.

Kmeredith
11 days ago

I really don’t want to sound demanding, so I’ll humbly request for those of us with a certain amount of hearing loss that makes voices over music hard to decipher could we get captions or written lyrics? I personally would be forever grateful!

Rachel Ann (GhostRac)
8 days ago

New here but so so so glad to be.

Maybe it’s the kid in me who grew up in the grimy metal scene or the baby photographer who cut her teeth on shitty band photos of her brothers various musical projects but this video is EVERYTHING.
From the parts you thought wouldn’t land (that pan out to show the bts was just *chefs kiss*) to the impulse decisions of the amazing background. It was an absolute perfect tribute to the beautiful music you make.

Off to watch/listen again because y’all just speak to my heart.

Jill
7 days ago

OMG!! I’m OBSESSED with you guys! What the hell did you do to me? Don’t stop! You’re therapy for me in difficult and wonderful times as well as regular days. I get an ear worm on so many of your songs I’m losing count!
Have I gone MAD? Don’t tell me. It’s fine with me.

Jill
6 days ago

I love your humanness… Thanks so much for sharing with us

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