Now Now

As far as I’m concerned, Spring has sprung and the ushering in of a new season calls for some spiritual cleansing. At a glance, it might seem like Now, Now is doing the opposite with their new single “Enda,” but I assure you that recognizing your inner demons is the key to experiencing an awakening that allows for positive change. The track title is the Elvish word for heart/center, or being at “the core of something.” KC Dalager fully elaborated on the meaning behind the emo pop ballad in an email to Highsnobiety.

“This song is about hating the things we do to ourselves that are in our control, but feel out of our control,” she said. “Knowing yourself enough to know you’re going to do whatever it is that you are trying to avoid doing. This isn’t about habits or addiction, but more self-destructive tendencies in general.”

Dalager went on to assert that her intention is not to “glamorize the idea of hating yourself,” but to raise awareness about how so many of those who struggle with depression are consumed by self-loathing and arrogance. It’s a form of toxic behavior that is difficult to detach from when you’re fighting with yourself. She adds, “Feeling defeated by your own self and not knowing how to stop it. Being so conscious that you are going to do something destructive. And then you sit there and are spiraling asking yourself ‘What have I done?'”

“This song makes me feel like I’m at the bottom of a well. But I’m just silently sitting there and have made peace with the fact that I’m not getting out. I do not think that is a healthy place to always be, but I think it’s okay to allow yourself to feel that sometimes in order to get better. I struggle with depression and my sense of self-worth as a person outside of making music. So this song is an embodiment of those feelings for me.”

Now, Now’s SAVED album is out now via Trans Records. Stream their latest offering below. Scroll down for the list of dates on the duo’s co-headlining tour with Foxing.

April 18 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon^
April 19 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall^
April 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme^
April 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom^
April 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre^
April 24 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club^
April 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw^
April 27 – Boston, MA @ Royale^
April 29 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes^
April 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer^
May 1 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall^
May 2 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle^
May 4 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre^
May 5 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar^
May 7 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co^
May 8 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn^
May 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^
May 11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory^
May 12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah^
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey^
May 15 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall^
May 17 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
May 18 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore^
May 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex^
May 22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic^

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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