Dawes, have released a deeply personal and touching new song/video about mental health and personal survival today. “Didn’t Fix Me”, is off the Los Angeles band’s forthcoming release Good Luck With Whatever. The LP was Produced by Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, the album arrives via Rounder Records on Friday, October 2nd. Good Luck With Whatever is the first release on their new label, Rounder Records, and follows a series of self-released albums.
From Dawes’ frontman Taylor Goldsmith:
“It feels very natural to outsource our problems. “”Telling ourselves ‘once I have this job, this partner, this amount of money, etc, I will be happy’ is really effective and convenient. Unfortunately, no one’s life actually works that way. I’m sure we all know plenty of miserable people who seem to have it all and plenty of blissful people that seem to have close to nothing. This song is about the efforts one makes to find some easy fix, unable to recognize that it will never work that way, that we are in the end our own responsibility.
In the past, I’ve definitely been more precious about the way I wanted the songs to sound, but that’s never as fun,” Goldsmith says. “The music we make is everyone’s mode of expression, and the other guys all have chops that I don’t have and never will. The fact that we’re able to lean on each other and celebrate each other as individuals just makes us so much more excited about getting to play together in this band.”