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UNWELL Shares Debut Album ‘Trial & Error,’ Drops “Leaves” Visual

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[Photo Credit: Ben Lew]

Detroit’s own alternative act on the rise, UNWELL, launched into their new era with their debut album Trial & Error, accompanied by a new visualizer for their track “Leaves.”

Lead singer Matt Copley described how the song fully encompasses the band’s relationship with the fall season. “This is a breakup/heartache song all wrapped up in a metaphor about autumn,” he says. “There’s a lot of beauty in this song the way it compares a relationship to the autumn leaves changing and dying, growing cold, etc. There’s a sense of longing for what you had even though it’s long past. We also love the autumn in Michigan, so we wanted to make this song sound like how autumn feels to us. ”

Check out the new “Leaves” visualizer from UNWELL below.

Trial & Error perfectly describes this collection of music for us. We usually call ourselves a ‘pop-punk’ band, but this album explores many different sounds from radio rock to pop, jazz, metal, etc.,” shares Copley. “From beginning to end, we explore many different themes, sounds, and subject matter. This is a culmination of the past year and a half of our deepest feelings and emotions that carried us through our highest highs and lowest lows.”

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[Trial & Error Artwork]

Trial & Error Tracklist:

1. Temptations
2. Epiphany
3. Clueless
4. Homegrown
5. Trial & Error (feat. Saxl Rose and Tyler Ennis)
6. Kinda Sucks!
7. Leaves
8. Dissociate

Whether you’re a fan of early aughts pop-punk, traditional midwest emo, raw heavy rock, or beyond, UNWELL offers every alternative music a fan a song to love on Trial & Error. If you want to see the talented artists in action, you can catch them on their current tour with Census, which runs through November 30. Check out the full list of dates below and grab tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • Nov. 18 — Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
  • Nov. 21 — Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
  • Nov. 22 — New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
  • Nov. 25 — Minneapolis, MN @ Arcadia Cafe
  • Nov. 27 — Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
  • Nov. 29 — Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
  • Nov. 30 — Cincinnati, OH @ Thompson House
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