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THICK Shares All-Too-Relatable New Single, “Mother”

[Photo via Sydney Tate]

Brooklyn’s premier punk duo THICK is back with an all-too-relatable track, “Mother” via Epitaph Records. And no—it’s not something to play for your mom this Mother’s Day. Preceded by the devastating “Father,” the new single has a lot to say about romantic relationship dynamics.

“’Mother’ is a shoutout to all the caretakers in relationships who are sick and tired of falling into that role. It’s an easy trap to fall into. You start a relationship with love and care, then start to carry the burden of your partner’s wounds, becoming the parental figure, and wanting to heal them more than they want to heal themselves,” the band says.” Put simply: I’m not your fucking mother, I’m your motherfucking lover.”

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Surely, these poignant lyrics will resonate with many people who have been or are currently in an imbalanced relationship. They sing, “I’m not your mother/I didn’t carry you for 9 months in my womb/I’m just your lover/And I’m tired of getting those two roles confused.” Check out the full music video for “Mother” below.

“The music video was filmed by friend and Brooklyn artist Sydney Tate with the intention of channeling a familiar, parent-ified place,” THICK says. “Though the music video doesn’t explicitly represent the frustrations shared in the song, the interior decor, body language, and attire has the flavor of a bored housewife.”

Then, they continue, “The heavily themed interior contrasts lively scenes of the band, free of the weight of expectations, playing loudly on a rooftop.”

Additionally, coming up on June 22, you can catch THICK at Elsewhere Festival in Wichita, Kansas. You can secure your tickets to the fest here.

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