Florida-based emo punk band Virginity released the music video for their new single “Bad Call” following their signing with Wiretap Records. They are set to drop their new EP ‘Death To The Party’ on June 5th.
About the single, frontman Casey Crawford stated:
“I wrote Bad Call at a time about a year ago when I had a sore throat for what felt like three months and I was convinced I was gonna die, but I couldn’t go the doctor because of my insurance situation. I was just consumed by fear constantly and I wasn’t sleeping at all. The thing about me though is that I always do this to myself. I always feel like something bad is going to happen to me or my family, so I’m nearly always in an anxious state. I could never have guessed that its release would coincide with this shitty pandemic. I feel like the whole world feels anxious right now and like they themselves might have a bad call coming.”
Continuing, about the video, he stated:
“The video itself is a product of the quarantine. We couldn’t get together as a band to shoot something, so me and my wife and kids did this whole shadow puppet concept as a way to keep busy and kill another day of boredom. It’s not exactly a cheerful song, but I hope people can find some catharsis in singing along and headbanging to it. Sometimes it’s okay to revel in the anxiety. Sometimes you have to lean into that feeling in order to find your way out of it. That’s more or less what our whole new EP is about.”
The band plays punk written from an advanced age. Far-reaching influences all across the map call back to where vocalist Casey Crawford began honing his voice, but it’s in the visceral portraits of thirty-something crises where he found it. Crawford, bassist Jordan Shroyer, and multi-instrumentalist producer Jim Dreffen have been fueled by this cocktail of accidental luck and punch-drunk honesty since 2018. Their debut LP ‘With Time’ is a record that came together after 12 years of stepping away from music and returning to the Central Florida scene after a dozen annual wellness checks. Set to drop a year to the day after the debut LP, the band’s new EP ‘Death To The Party’ will be released via Wiretap Records and continues the band’s fervent search for better health.
Sometimes the greatest fears we face are other people, and sometimes they’re ourselves. Virginity knows you can’t live without both, so why not try to have some fun at the end of the day?