THE USED has surprised fans with a brand new single today. "Blow Me (Feat. Jason Aalon Butler)" is frenetic and explosive while showcasing the undeniable vocals of frontman Bert McCracken.
"THE USED are proud to present our new song 'Blow Me' featuring Jason Aalon Butler from FEVER 333," says McCracken about the new single. "Whether metaphorically signifying the power of words in general, or magnifying concern for the situation of societal gun violence, we urge the fans of our music to find individual and personal meaning in all of our songs. Thank you, and please enjoy!"
FEVER 333 supported THE USED in 2018, but this is the first time members of the two groups have recorded together.
"If I'm being honest, I've been a fan of this band since the first single they put on an Atticus Clothing comp CD back in 2002. I heard 'Box Full Of Sharp Objects' and thought, 'This is it. This is the next step in heavier music with melodic sensibility,'" states Butler about discovering THE USED. "I loved it. I studied it. Then I met the man that produced it, John Feldmann. Loved him. Studied him. Then a couple months ago I was asked by the band and John to sing on a track from the new album. They played me some songs and, no bullshit, I got that feeling I felt when I first heard 'Box Full' on that comp 17 years ago. For any and all THE USED fans — they're back again. In a BIG fucking way."
Today's release is the first new piece of music from THE USED in over two years and marks the return of John Feldmann to their production team. THE USED signed to Feldmann's record label Big Noise earlier this year and is in the studio finishing its eighth full-length album.
"I couldn't be more honored or grateful to have one of my favorite bands of all time at my record label! They are one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years and we are making a career-defining album at the minute," shares Feldmann. "They are one of the best live bands I've ever seen and Bert is quite possibly the best singer I've ever worked with. This has been a dream of mine since I met them in 2001."
Feldmann signed THE USED to Reprise Records in January 2002, one short year after the band formed in Orem, Utah. He also produced some of the band's most monumental albums, including their self-titled debut, "Maybe Memories", "In Love And Death", "Lies For The Liars", "Vulnerable" and "Imaginary Enemy". The upcoming album will mark their first release on Big Noise.
THE USED is Bert McCracken (vocals), Jeph Howard (bass), Dan Whitesides (drums) and Joey Bradford (guitar).
Photo credit: Brian Cox