Spazz Cardigan drops anthemic new single, S.O.S.

CelebMix favourite Spazz Cardigan has released a brand new single.

The Nashville singer stroke songwriter stroke producer is kicking off the new year with a bang, serving up the incredibly catchy (and brutally honest) S.O.S.

It’s the first track from his new EP Vulnerabilia, set for release on March 22nd.

Spazz Cardigan’s new single is hot off the heels of his five-strong singles collection in 2018, which started with Episode and brought us Medicine, Nerves, Over, and DOIDOIT.

Four of those songs debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday.

Before that, the singer released his debut album ‘I’ in 2017, and spoke with CelebMix in an exclusive interview about the project.

We caught up with Spazz again just before Christmas to talk new music and his live shows, and he told us that the past two years had been a whirlwind.

“I don’t know where to start,” he said. “With my first album, I was playing in a band, living with them, and making a record on borrowed time with borrowed equipment.

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“I finished that album in October of 2016, working part-time jobs and hoping that my music was going to work out, meeting people here and there, but nothing was happening.”

“I had a feeling that I was going to put music out into the void, but the opposite happened. I began making friends at labels, got help from an A&R who became a good friend, and got a team in place.

“Since then it’s been skyrocketing, working with producers, finding an actual manager. My numbers started to go up, and for the first time I was making a living off music.”

“I don’t want to expect anything, and I don’t expect it to work. I trust my gut and I say I don’t need a result – if something comes, then I’ll be happy.”

Tonight, Spazz Cardigan plays live in Los Angeles at the We Found New Music’s Madame Siam residency. It’s the latest in a string of shows for the artist, who says live music as instrumental to his success.

Spazz told us that his shows have “taken on an identity,” and that he focuses on “giving the audience an experience to share with each other.”

Fan favourites like Happy Little Pills, Lost and Grand Punk always go down well, although he “wasn’t expecting” people to sing along at his shows.

“The bridge of Medicine is kinda nuts,” he added. “In my mind, I think that I know where the singalong moments are, but people are creating their own.”

So, what’s next for Spazz? He’ll drop his EP in March, and he’s promised that he’s got an exciting collaboration on the way later in the year.

“I want to put my music in front of as many people as I can,” he told us. “I want to make things that make me uncomfortable and nervous to put out.” If it’s anything like S.O.S., Nerves and Medicine, we can’t wait to hear more.

Listen to Spazz Cardigan’s new single S.O.S. on Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.

Spazz Cardigan S.O.S. Lyrics

Why am I wasting all of this energy

just relearning what’s elementary?

I wanna staple this into my memory this time.

We’re on the same side, I’m not your enemy.

“You gotta be better” — that’s what you said to me.

We can’t just keep on pretending that everything’s alright.

Stop, wait a minute,

I know I need to start listening

and stop, wait a minute

or say goodbye.

I wanna get over it

and not pull the same old shit,

but I’ve got a way of getting in my way

I wanna get over it.

I’m never present with you when I need to be,

it’s like a struggle to tune in your frequency.

I’m trying to learn to give up my need to be right

and stop, wait a minute.

I know I need to start listening

and stop, wait a minute,

or say goodbye

I wanna get over it

and not pull the same old shit,

but I’ve got a way of getting in my way

I wanna get over it.

I’m gonna fuck it up again,

I’m gonna fuck it up again,

I’m gonna take the line and deep dive,

yeah I’m gonna fuck it up again.

I’m gonna fuck it up again,

I’m gonna fuck it up again,

I’m gonna take the line and deep dive,

I’m gonna fuck it up again.

I wanna get over it

and not pull the same old shit,

but I’ve got a way of getting in my way

I wanna get over it.

I wanna get over it

and not pull the same old shit,

but I’ve got a way of getting in my way

I wanna get over it.

Written by Jack