Brand New returns with their new single, “I Am A Nightmare” and it is everything you could hope for (and more). Devoted fans were ecstatic with the release of “Mene” last year — the first new sound of Brand New since Daisy was released in 2009 (not counting their leaked 2006 demos).
“Mene” is an upbeat, traditional Brand New hit with that nostalgic Brand New sound while the chorus “We don’t feel anything” is screamed throughout the song. “I Am A Nightmare” is a beautiful upbeat sound, contrasting the dark, brooding feel of their last two albums (Daisy and The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me).
“I Am A Nightmare” takes us back to Deja Entendu days with it’s straightforward concept. From the opening guitar riffs and catchy bass line, this is a solid track that leaves us hopeful for their upcoming (and perhaps, final) album release.
Give the track a listen below – and if interested, be sure to preorder via Procrastinate! Music Traitors. Brand New will also be touring North America this summer. This tour could be their last, according to lead singer, Jesse Lacey who announced at the band’s previous Nashville show that their ‘reunion’ as band wasn’t going to last much longer. Be sure to catch them in a nearby city, several shows are already selling out and this is one tour (co-headlining with Modest Mouse) you do not want to miss. Ticket information can be found on their official site, here.