San Diego pop-punk band levels up on searingly catchy lead single off debut LP
The Inflorescence is a rising emo-tinged pop-punk band and one of a number of awesome groups elevating San Diego’s DIY scene these days. Today they’ve made a big step forward with the release of “Are You Sorry,” their first single for Kill Rock Stars (with whom they just recently signed) and the lead single off their forthcoming debut LP Remember What I Look Like.
Comprised of singer-guitarist Tuesday Denekas, drummer Milla Merlini, bassist Sasha A’Hearn, and guitarist-singer Charlee Berlin, The Inflorescence released their self-titled debut EP back in 2020 under the name The Fluorescents, and it showed a band with great promise and operating at a level well beyond their teenage years. Now they’ve leveled up even higher with “Are You Sorry,” which opens on a blaring guitar intro before launching into a propulsive pop-punk heartbreaker full of driving, crunchy power chords, explosive drums and confessional lyrics. “How many times can I lower my expectation of you?” Denekas ponders with her hugely expressive vocals before leading into the track’s soaring but no less poignant chorus: “How much more can I really say/ Until you just drift away?” The song is an absolute ripper that’ll both pull at the heartstrings and induce frantic moshing at their upcoming shows. We can’t wait.
Overall, “Are You Sorry” is a massive track and an impressive first taste of the band’s album, which drops sometime in the summer. We’ll be sure to bring you full coverage when that arrives. In the meantime, give the video for “Are You Sorry” a spin below: