The Accidentals release new single “Go Getter” ahead of album release
Northern Michigan-based indie-folk group The Accidentals have just released a new single called “Go Getter” ahead of their upcoming album due out in October.
The song was released today – Friday, July 16 – and, according to the group, it kicks off a series of upcoming singles releases with “a bang while redefining their new musical chapter.”
“We really thought this was a great song to share first because it’s energetic, upbeat and a little different than what we used to do,” said band member Sav Buist.
The song is about getting rid of the pressures of the world and starting over when you need to. It’s about getting out of your own mind and dealing with the grief.
The accompanying music video acts as a form of juxtaposition offering comedic visuals revolving around the goats.
“When we were in the studio, every time I sang the chorus our drummer Michael thought I kept saying ‘goat getter’ so we kept that theme for the video,” Buist said.
The Accidentals, used to touring all year round, took advantage of the downtime induced by the COVID-19 pandemic to redefine their sound, work on songwriting and turn an attic into a do-it-yourself recording studio -even.
In a sense, the last year has helped the band propel their music by taking a more hands-on approach to recording.
The upcoming album “Vessel”, due out October 1, has been largely produced in the band’s home studio, but is more produced and fleshed out than some fans have heard before.
“As you will probably hear from the new single ‘Go Getter’, it’s a bit more produced,” said band member Katie Larson.
“I think a lot of the elements of our music have stayed the same, but we’ve always approached writing songs with American style lyrics with narration and emotion. Sav is also really good with pop hooks and hooks. melodies and I’m really excited about some of the added things people will be hearing soon, ”she said.
The Accidentals are also delighted to resume touring after an 18-month hiatus.
In preparation for their upcoming tour, the band also hired Grand Rapids-based musician Patty Pershayla to play bass and electric guitar with them this summer to help them complete their sound.
The group has a full schedule that takes them across the country, but their specific album release tour – in which they co-headliner with singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks – will take place across the Midwest. from September 29 to November 7.
The tour kicks off in Michigan with two shows in Traverse City at the City Opera House and continues across the state with two dates in northern Michigan. On October 7 they will be at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor and on October 8 the group will travel to Cheboygan for a performance at the Cheboygan Opera House.
“These two shows that kick off Traverse City are going to be huge,” said Larson.
“This whole tour, though, is going to be important and, until this album release tour, we’ll be playing all summer,” she said.
The band as a whole are excited to finally release new music ahead of the album’s full release and, more than anything, the members are up for the road and performing again.
“It’s really surreal,” Larson said.
“We postponed this album even before the pandemic and it’s a huge weight on our shoulders to finally be able to refine our sound and share it with everyone,” she added.
Tickets for all of The Accidentals shows are on sale now and ticketing and dates for upcoming shows are available on the band’s website at www.theaccidentalsmusic.com.