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Sweet Pill Join Hopeless Records Family With New Track “Starchild”

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Sweet Pill have released a new song called “Starchild” as a way to celebrate their signing with Hopeless Records. It’s been an incredible few years leading up to this point for the band. Following a string of build-up singles, 2022 saw the release of their debut album, Where The Heart Is. An intense, cathartic and seriously catchy collection of alternative anthems, it caught the attention of thousands. The result was tours and shows with the likes of Pool Kids, The Wonder Years and Their / They’re / There. And now, with Hopeless Records on their side, things are going to get even bigger and better for Sweet Pill. But first, the new song.

Starchild” feels like it picks up where Where The Heart Is left off wonderfully. 90s-leaning aggro and atmosphere, clashing with cutesy pop hooks and emo refrains. It’s an intricate and interesting blend of sounds and styles, delivered with a passion and power that you cannot teach. It’s an incredible place to kick off the most important chapter of their journey so far. Basically, everybody is going to know who Sweet Pill are in the next year, and with songs like this under their belt there’s a very good reason for that.

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Vocalist Zayna Youssef had this to say about the song’s themes:

“I believe myself to be an awkward person trying really hard to have a strong backbone. I sometimes catch myself putting others first, leaving none for myself. Ultimately, Starchild sums up what it feels like to have the burden of someone else’s responsibilities with a million eyes on you at the same time. Throughout it all, I just don’t wanna fuck up, ever. This lame idea of being perfect always swims in my head, and I can never get over on it. All in all, it leads to burning out and failing. What do I owe to the people around me that have done nothing but take what I have?

“We spent a week in the Poconos recording in seclusion in a cabin – like middle of nowhere Blair Witch vibes. It was so secluded that I was very freaked out. I was so scared that I refused to go to my room to sleep that had these large windows in it, and since it was pitch black out, you couldn’t see a thing. So I opted to sleep on the floor at like 2am where the boys were still up tracking, just so I wouldn’t be alone. I believe this track is a good transitional song from our debut, Where The Heart Is. It has some ‘dancey-ness’ that our first album didn’t really have.”

Sweet Pill are currently on the road with The Wonder Years alongside Anxious and Action/Adventure. It’s a pretty incredible package, with The Wonder Years also playing The Greatest Generation in full. Here are all the dates you need to know.

Tour Dates:

  • Sept 28 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
  • Sept 30 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • Oct 01 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
  • Oct 04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • Oct 06 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
  • Oct 07 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
  • Oct 08 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
  • Oct 09 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
  • Oct 11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
  • Oct 12 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Oct 13 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
  • Oct 14 – McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
  • Oct 15 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
  • Oct 17 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • Oct 18 – Ottawa, ON @ Algonquin Commons Theatre
  • Oct 19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
  • Oct 21 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
  • Oct 22 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

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