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The Used Unveils “Giving Up” Ahead Of ‘Toxic Positivity’ Release

The Used Spring 2023
Photo by: Yeshua “Yoshi” Flores

The Used have released their second track, “Giving Up,” from their upcoming tenth album, following the preview of Toxic Positivity with their lead single “Numb.” Toxic Positivity will arrive this Friday, May 19 via Big Noise.

“Giving Up” is a departure from their previous single, injected with an array of pop-punk melodies intertwining with vocalist Bert McCracken’s emotionally charged delivery that encapsulates the band’s signature blend of raw intensity and melodic vulnerability.

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The song’s dynamic structure mirrors the emotional journey it takes the listener on, seamlessly transitioning between moments of aggression and introspection. The chorus serves as a cathartic release, where McCracken’s vocals become particularly poignant and gripping.

“Giving Up” stands as a testament to The Used‘s ability to channel their frustrations and vulnerabilities into music that resonates with a generation seeking hope. The song serves as a rallying cry for those feeling alone and searching for inner peace. Check out “Giving Up” below and be sure to preorder Toxic Positivity here.

Earlier this week, The Used announced their Toxic Positivity release show with special guest FELICITY, which will be held at The Troubadour in LA on Saturday, May 20. The band is also getting ready to embark on The Creative Control Tour with Pierce The Veil, Don Broco, DeathbyRomy, and girlfriends. Grab tickets to see The Used live here.

Tour Dates:

  • May 23—Austin, TX @ HEB Center at Cedar Park
  • May 24—New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
  • May 26—Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • May 27—Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre
  • May 28—St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
  • May 30—Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
  • May 31—Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  • June 2—Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
  • June 3—Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
  • June 5—New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
  • June 6—Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
  • June 7—Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
  • June 9—Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at Mann
  • June 10—Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena
  • June 12—Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
  • June 13—New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
  • June 15—Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center
  • June 16—Coraopolis, PA @ UPMC Events Center
  • June 17—Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • June 19—Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
  • June 21—Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
  • June 22—Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
  • June 24—Dallas, TX @ Fair Park
  • June 25—Wichita, KS @ WAVE
  • June 28—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • June 29—Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
  • July 1—Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater
  • July 2—Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
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