Like a true ghost ship sailing across the Atlantic, it had seemed as if The Susan Constant had disappeared. But today, the Boston indie rock band resurface with their first track in a hot minute, the ’90s alt-rock-infused “I’ve Got Friends.”
“[We] have been idle the last 18 months getting married, having babies, going to grad-school, and doing other adult-like things,” says keyboardist Jim Bernat. “‘I’ve Got Friends’ really reflects on some of these adult events that we’ve experienced in our lives — notably charging into future challenges (marriage, babies), knowing that they might be scary, but are eminently doable with a good support network of friends. And not looking back on how things may have played out differently — being confident in the belief that you’ve made the right decisions, despite what Jesus Jones says.
The Susan Constant’s new EP also marks a turning point for the band, which for the first time has brought in some “outside ears” to help produce. “We’ve been set in our ways of writing and recording in our rehearsal space, that it was refreshing to team up with Nick on this EP,” Bernat adds. “His input and expertise on the compositions from early on in the writing process all the way through laying down tracks at Ugly Duck Studios this spring really helped define what you ultimately hear on this EP.”