Brooklyn punk trio Proper. have shared a new track, ‘Jean’.
It’s taken from their newest album ‘The Great American Novel‘, set to arrive this Friday (25th March) on Father/Daughter and Big Scary Monsters.
The new track follows up on earlier singles ‘Huerta’, ‘Red, White & Blue’ and ‘Milk & Honey’, and comes ahead of a UK run next month.
Talking about the track, singer and guitarist Erik Garlington explains: “This track is regret. We all have friendships that ended ugly or just too soon. Jean was that friend. At 23 was certain I had it all figured out and that I didn’t need anybody in my life who’d ever slighted me. I’d end friendships over the smallest offense. It wasn’t until Jean died that I was forced to reevaluate that and ask myself how many other friendships I was willing to let end so abruptly.”
“Musically, during the last album cycle I came up with the intro riff and sat on it. The original version sound so different, clocking in at over 5 minutes long, it wasn’t until Dan (Campbell of The Wonder Years) came into go over songs with me for LP3 that this song reached it’s full potential. I don’t consider myself a great singer, I actually think I’m pretty terrible at it, and this is one of the song he encouraged me to push myself vocally to really drive the emotion behind the song. It was a magical moment to see my biggest influence as a writer meld an idea that I was lukewarm about into one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”
You can check out ‘Jean’ below.