At this point in the game, we all know The Interrupters write nothing but bangers; the only thing left to determine upon the release of a new single is just how high the fist thrusts up into the air. Today (June 23), the Los Angeles ska-punk band are punching up through the fucking heavens with “Jailbird,” an anthemic form of mental health confrontation that’s quite personal to lead vocalist and ringleader Aimee Interrupter.
“This song is about feeling like a prisoner in my own mind. I’ve dealt with a lifetime of severe anxiety, insomnia, depression, PTSD, trichotillomania, and panic attacks,” she admits. “This song is about how cycles can repeat. Thankfully, screaming these lyrics at the top of my lungs brings relief from the very hell I am singing about.”
The infectious “Jailbird” is the third dose of The Interrupters’ forthcoming new album In The Wild, set for August 5 release via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. Next month, the band’s co-headlining tour with Flogging Molly pulls into Boston’s Leader Bank Pavilion for a raucous July 1 twirl in the Seaport.
We’ll be hearing everyone scream along to “Jailbird” all the way across Southie. Get into it below.