tHrOnE Drop New Single “The Fatigue”
Lyric Video Premieres on Buzzfeed
The track will appear on their forthcoming concept album which they’re currently recording.
A lyric video for the track is streaming on Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/
tHrOnE formed in the early 2000’s with founding members Derek Trafton, Justin Millar and Casey Trafton (2 brothers and their cousin).
The guys grew up touring the country and putting out albums. They were offered (but turned down) major label deals, and continued to do it on their own with support from a few major radio stations, producers and the members of Good Charlotte, who took a liking to them after playing a festival together.
They continued to share the stage with some of the world’s biggest pop-rock acts, including but not limited to Blink 182, Green Day, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.
Justin left the band in 2009 because of a lifestyle change, and the group slowly fell apart. Casey and Derek went on to create some electronic music and hone their recording and mixing skills.
It wasn’t until 2017, and the request of many loyal fans, that the guys reformed to release their self-titled album.
Derek says: “When Casey and I started writing music again after (virtually) 10 years of not playing in the band we grew up in, it was weird. Weird, but still pretty easy. The songs still came naturally, but there was a certain “restarting” period there – like breaking in a new pair of shoes. That’s kind of how I see our return/self-titled album. I’m so proud of those songs and they were really important, especially at the time. Being as I mixed and produced that record as well, when I listen back I can instantly hear all the things I would change. But that comes with anything art related – you always getter better, and always feel like you can top your previous efforts (hopefully!).
What I didn’t fully expect after writing that album, is that some floodgates would be opened. Now the songs come at me from every angle – I have hundreds of ideas scattered down in my phone and on paper, and dozens of songs “waiting” to be written.
I originally had a different plan for this next album, but it was at that moment that I started to write a few darker songs. Dark isn’t the right word. Real? Embarrassing? I love pop music and will always be infatuated with a killer hook, well written melody and well structured song. But there were some things buried that I still needed to expel.
The next album is a concept album – the first half leans towards my darker thoughts, thoughts that I may not have been proud of, past or present. Thoughts that I may have not wanted to admit to myself. The second half will come out towards the light. It just seemed to flow this way…
“The Fatigue” is the opening track to the new album (which we’re not going to reveal the title of til the end of the year). This song comes from the murky area which comes after heartbreak, but before completely giving up: “…but I’m way past broken hearted/…now I’m way past problem-solving.”