Following the news that of their new album ‘Becoming Undone’ will be released on February 25th via Dais Records (vinyl to land on March 11th), synth punk trailblazers ADULT. have shared a second single from the record, entitled “I am Nothing”. The Detroit-based duo have also announced North American and European tour dates throughout the first half of 2022.
After a quarter century of nearly nonstop activity, ADULT. have perfected a strain of stylistic cohesion in the album format, “but for this we wanted something that’s falling apart.” ‘Becoming Undone’, the ninth official full-length by co-founders Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller, explicitly succeeds in this aim, simultaneously rejecting and reflecting the planetary discord that inspired it. The album bristles with strident acidic revolt and black leather sequential circuits. Unhinged and unforgiving, it might be ADULT.’s most non-conformant yet.
The band comment: “After having an advanced listen of this song with a friend, she commented that we [ADULT.] have a healthy acceptance of destruction. Our feelings regarding current music and creative output is this; we are not interested to hear happy fucking albums during a global pandemic. Some may wish to escape the inescapable, but we don’t. Let’s get to the core of the human condition and break it down. The meaning of ‘nothing’ in the context of this song is not in regards to worthlessness, but of being lodged into something we can not understand and yet somehow accept it, or not accept it. We are collectively living in liminality, and personally we are more content currently to be in a state of nothingness.”