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Sweet Pill Shares New Track “Chewed Up,” Announces ‘Starchild’ EP

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[Photo via Hopeless Records]

Hopeless Records‘ new signees Sweet Pill just launched their new single “Chewed Up,” preceded by label debut “Starchild.”

The edgy emo offering is set to appear on the Philadelphia-based band’s forthcoming Starchild EP, due out March 15 via Hopeless Records. Pre-orders are available now. Check out the math rock-infused “Chewed Up” below.

“The song ‘Starchild’ is an ode to selling myself short and not valuing my own self-worth,” says lead vocalist Zayna Youssef. “I’m at a time in my life where I find myself ‘people pleasing’ everyone but myself. Then I’m burdened with the pressure of letting everyone down. Ultimately, that leads to my own personal downfall.”

Youssef continues sharing, “‘Chewed Up’ follows ‘Starchild’ and is musically much more in-your-face. Sort of like the intrusive thoughts that keep you up wide-eyed in bed at night. Different from the opening track, ‘Chewed Up’ is a plea to say what I mean and to ask for what I want. To make that step in the direction of valuing my self-worth and pulling out of my personal downfall. The hard part is– when the moment comes, can you speak up?”

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[Starchild EP Artwork]

Starchild Tracklist:

  1. Starchild
  2. Chewed Up
  3. Eternal
  4. Sympathy

In spring 2024, Sweet Pill is touring their new EP on a headline tour with support from Equipment on all shows, and select dates with Have A Good Season, Zeta, Taking Meds, Great Time, and Broke Body. Check out the full list of dates below and grab tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • April 13—Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups $
  • April 14—Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s $
  • April 15—Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird $
  • April 17—Washington, DC @ Songbyrd $
  • April 18—Durham, NC @ The Pinhook $
  • April 19—Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) +
  • April 20—Nashville, TN @ drkmttr +
  • April 22—Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
  • April 23—Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Indoors) +
  • April 25—Mesa, AZ @ The Underground +
  • April 26—Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo + ^
  • April 27—San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^
  • April 29—Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall ^
  • April 30—Seattle, WA @ Barboza ^
  • May 1—Missoula, MT @ The Show Room at ZACC ^
  • May 3—Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry #
  • May 4—Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
  • May 5—Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme #
  • May 6—Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #
  • May 8—Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom #
  • May 9—Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
  • May 10—Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer $ * %

$-Have A Good Season to support.
+-Zeta to support.
^-Great Time to support.
#-Taking Meds to support.
*-Broke Body to support.

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