Fans of the ska-punk band The Interrupters should be well aware of the band’s busy summertime schedule by now. A couple of weeks ago, they embarked on a summer tour with Flogging Molly, taking them across North America until July 3. Along with the tour, the group has been preparing for the release of their upcoming album, In The Wild, which drops August 5. They released its first single, “In The Mirror” back in April and followed up the release last month with “Anything Was Better.” Continuing this rollout, The Interrupters are giving us the album’s third single, “Jailbird.”
A bold and feisty release with telling lyrics, “Jailbird” addresses Aimee Interrupter’s mental health struggles. While she gives us personal lines like, “My heart pounds but I look like a zombie” and “I bite my nails until they bleed,” she does so in an up-front fashion, openly expressing these intimate thoughts through her rousing vocals. She sums up these feelings in the anthemic choruses, singing, “It echoes on like a jailbird!” You can check it out below.
Telling us more about the single, Aimee shares,
“This song is about feeling like a prisoner in my own mind. I’ve dealt with a lifetime of severe anxiety, insomnia, depression, PTSD, trichotillomania, and panic attacks. This song is about how cycles can repeat. Thankfully, screaming these lyrics at the top of my lungs brings relief from the very hell I am singing about.”
You can listen to “Jailbird” on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.
Pre-order In The Wild here.
Catch The Interrupters on tour here.