The new tough 'n' funky single, "Kinda Serious", juxtaposes its 60’s Soul thump with squiggly New Wave synths and bombastic drums, while its protagonist attempts to turn the tables in his “serious dilemma” by posing the question, “how can you afford to take me so seriously?”
released February 16, 2019 vocals, percussion & keys: travis richard, bass & keys: blain crawford, guitars: dan thomas, drums: ben dicke, keys: schuyler dunlap, trumpet & trombone: michael lee, sax: luke gosselin, lead sax: jeff fennell, additional vocals: janette vohs, record cuts: sammy bananas.
produced by miss fairchild. written & composed by sam posner, travis m. richard & schuyler dunlap whelden. published by small stone houses (ascap), tra-verse a-far (ascap) & yet another birthplace (ascap). recorded & engineered by sam posner at amyl acetate in brooklyn, ny & blain crawford at his house in medford, ma. mixed by blain crawford & jamie howarth. mastered by jamie howarth at plangent processes, nantucket, ma. photography by caroline alden photography. artwork by tommy diehl.
whole ‘nother different kinda serious dilemma don’t you agree should'na gone and let you keep me all to yourself i know you know we’re in too deep
good girl right on time shoulda known and i hope you don't mind runnin’ a little late gonna be another debate this state right on red shoulda known coulda gone wrong instead wond’rin what you’ll say bending me outta shape
(tap-dance jitterbug) doesn't mean i don't like you enough to show you how i pump the breaks (last chance speak on up) what do i mean how should i say don't take me so seriously
it’s a whole ‘nother different kinda serious dilemma don’t you agree should'na gone and let you keep me all to yourself i know you know we’re in too deep how can you afford to take me so seriously
good tone right on rhyme fine-tooth combed it line for line signed sealed deliberate whether I’m a little too late
(last chance speak on up) pardon i don’t mean to interrupt but i gotta couple things to say call you later we’ll cut a rug but don’t take me too seriously
whole ‘nother different kinda serious don’t you agree should'na gone and let you let me take me now you know we’re in too deep how can you afford to take me so seriously