“iwantthis2last!” by Field Medic

"iwantthis2last!" by Field Medic is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day.
Field Medic Photo by Jason Lin

Kevin Patrick Sullivan, the highly prolific LA-based songwriter known as Field Medic, is preparing to release his latest album, light is gone 2, due out September 1st via Run For Cover Records, and today he’s sharing its second single, “iwantthis2last!.”

Arriving less than a year after Sullivan’s 2022 album, Grow Your Hair Long If You’re Wanting to See Something That You Can Change, light is gone 2 marks a sonic shift, deconstructing Field Medic as we know it in order to start an exciting new chapter. Recorded on Sullivan’s computer at home and then mixed by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists), the album dives headfirst into the electronic elements that Field Medic dabbled in on previous recordings. Its nine songs blend synths, 808s, and autotune with the diary-like songwriting that Field Medic is known for, uncovering a new corner of Sullivan’s unbridled creativity.

Sullivan discussed the new song, saying “‘iwantthis2last!’ is about feeling the weight of the monotony of the album cycle/tour cycle/promo cycle lifestyle while also appreciating how far you’ve come and not wanting to let that go. It’s about being afraid to take a break because you worry you’ll be forgotten, but beginning to get desperately burnt out.”

Upcoming Shows:

9/12 – San Francisco, CA at The Independent *
9/15 – Vancouver, BC at Fox Cabaret *
9/17 – Seattle, WA at Neumos *
9/18 – Portland, OR at Aladdin Theater *
9/21 – Denver, CO at Marquis Theater *
9/23 – St. Paul, MN at Amsterdam Bar & Grill *
9/24 – Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon *
9/25 – Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall *
9/27 – Hamtramck, MI at The Sanctuary *
9/28 – Lakewood, OH at Mahall’s *
9/29 – Pittsburgh, PA at Bottlerocket *
9/30 – Philadelphia, PA at First Unitarian Church *
10/2 – New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom *
10/3 – Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair *
10/5 – Washington, DC at The Atlantis *
10/6 – Durham, NC at Motorco Music Hall *
10/7 – Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade *
10/9 – Austin, TX at Parish *
10/10 – Fort Worth, TX at Tulips *
10/12 – Phoenix, AZ at Rebel Lounge
10/13 – San Diego, CA at Quartyard
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA at Teragram Ballroom *

w/ Olivia Barton

Pre-order Light Is Gone 2 HERE


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