Adult Mom – “Sober”

Adult Mom – “Sober”

In 2019, Stevie Knipe’s DIY indie-pop group Adult Mom got out of a contentious label situation. Last year, they covered a few songs, dropped the single “Berlin,” and announced the surprising news that they’d signed with Epitaph Records. Today, Adult Mom announced that they’ll release the new album Driver — their Epitaph debut and their long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s Soft Spots — this spring.

Knipe co-produced Driver with Kyle Pulley, the Thin Lips member and Shamir/Hop Along collaborator. The 2020 single “Berlin” is on the album. Today, Knipe also shared another song from the album: The new single “Sober,” which is not a Tool cover.

Musically, “Sober” is a sharp, deliberate song that moves from synthy bedroom-pop to fuzzy power-pop. Lyrically, it’s a stark and intense reflection on a relationship that’s fallen apart completely: “The only thing that I’ve done this month is drink beer, masturbate, and ignore phone calls from you/ What else am I supposed to do?” “Sober” has an animated video from director Maddie Brewer. Check out the clip and the Driver tracklist below.

01 “Passenger”
02 “Wisconsin”
03 “Breathing”
04 “Berlin”
05 “Sober”
06 “Dancing”
07 “Adam”
08 “Regret It”
09 “Checking Up”
10 “Frost”

Driver is out 3/5 on Epitaph.

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