There are plenty of songs about growing up, and probably even more about growing up in New Jersey. But on Worriers‘ new single ‘The Possibility‘ – out today, singer/guitarist Lauren Denitzio writes a response to the overly romanticized version of New Jersey that reflects their actual experience growing up queer in the Garden State.

Like most of the songs off of Worriers forthcoming album ‘Survival Pop‘, ‘The Possibility‘ is an act of self-preservation.

I wrote the majority of the songs on this record thinking about what kinds of songs past versions of myself would’ve needed or been listening to at different points in my life.

Denitzio composed the record after arriving on the other side of a difficult time. From enduring years of health issues that led to open heart surgery at the age of 25, to growing up queer, to losing friends to substance abuse and suicide, Denitzio is no stranger to life’s struggles. But make no mistake, while these experiences certainly influenced the creation of ‘Survival Pop‘, the record is by no means self-pitying or sad. Instead it is a triumphant rallying cry, a celebration of overcoming, and a cathartic and empowering journey to self-actualization.

Listen to new single ‘The Possibility‘ below.

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Survival Pop‘ comes out on September 29th on SideOneDummy Records. Pre-orders are available now [Here].

A dollar from every pre-order will be donated to HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol.

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In addition to being an accomplished musician for over a decade, Lauren is also a gifted artist and writer, with an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons and a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. The longtime Brooklyn resident, who recently migrated to Philadelphia, has shown at galleries throughout the United States and has done international residencies in Berlin and Reykjavik.

Worriers make their Australian debut next month on Poison City Weekender as well as a run of shows alongside Camp Cope that are either sold out, or selling fast. An instore has been added for Beatdisc Records in Parramatta on Thursday 21st September.

TOUR DATES

CAMP COPE
With guests WORRIERS
SEPTEMBER
15th – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] SOLD OUT
19th – The Basement, Canberra [18+]
20th – Uni Bar, Wollongong [18+]
21st – Beatdisc Records, Parramatta [AA]
22nd – Red Rattler, Marrickville [18+] SOLD OUT
23rd – The Zoo, Brisbane [18+] SOLD OUT
24th – The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]

TOUR POSTER
Camp Cope
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PHOTO CREDIT

Worriers photo by Jake Cunningham.

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