outsideOUTSIDE, made up of duo Kali & Tali, is excited to have released their new single “If I Don’t Wake Up” today, in honor and recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week. The track, produced by Bkorn (co-producer of Travis Scott’s ’Stargazing’), is not only a message to remind those struggling that things will get better, but that it’s okay not to be okay, and no matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone.
This is their fifth track released as a duo, and comes off of their debut EP, Hell With My Friends, due out this fall via Warner Bros. Records. Give “If I Don’t Wake Up” is available now on all major streaming services. Give it a spin here:
outsideOUTSIDE sends emotional transmissions reverent of Warped Tour’s golden years through a haze of 808s, trap percussion and nocturnal R&B. Think blackbear re-imagining My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, and you’re halfway there.
On “If I Don’t Wake Up,” the band shares:
“This song is dedicated to National Suicide Prevention Week.
“As individuals who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, addiction, depression, and anxiety, we understand what it’s like to fall victim to self-destructive tendencies. These feelings are too heavy to escape, and running away only means that you eventually get caught. ‘If I Don’t Wake Up’ is our attempt to acknowledge these emotions instead of hiding or escaping from them, and only in this way do we overcome them.
“The universal pain of the human condition has never been more prevalent in society than it is now, as the age of information fascinates and confuses us. We’re connected but lonely, many of us living day by day in a state of quiet desperation.
“Everyone we encounter battles their own demons yet they are rarely spoken about truthfully, and in the process we’ve watched our friends and idols lives fade into the darkness of silence – ‘If I Don’t Wake Up’ aims to help break that silence.
The ‘outside’ represents a place where everything can be expressed honestly without judgment or shame; where we can reclaim ourselves from our own despair…and finally see that we aren’t so alone after all.”
outsideOUTSIDE made their debut this past Valentine’s Day with their single “Habits,” and within a few months time, it amassed over 300K Spotify streams and landed the pair a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
The band’s overall goal is to make outsideOUTSIDE a place where listeners can come to feel safe, and be relieved of their anxieties, pain, and anything else they’re dealing with or suffering from. Kali says, “We’re mirroring our experiences and showing we’re not perfect. We’re just like you. We go through the same things, and we understand. We recognized that kids needed somewhere to go where they could share these feelings, so we offer a sanctuary. You may not talk about it, but you access it at a show or in your room wearing headphones at 4 o’clock in the morning.”
Hell With My Friends is set to release this fall. For more information, please visit http://www.outsideoutside.band/.