It’s been just under a year since the Midwest metalcore band ARCHERS released their hit single “Bitter”, and they’re back with a brand new hit that seamlessly blends metalcore and pop influences into a raw examination of human companionship. At the core of the song is your classic idea about drunk texting someone that you know you shouldn’t, but you just can’t shake. Diving deeper into the song unravels a story of wanting to hold on to a spark that’s long faded. Many people have experienced that craving for something that is no good for them, but that’s what draws you even closer. The song has a dynamic atmosphere with infectious energy that is sure to get stuck in your head. It hits the mark on everything you want in a song; relatability, catchy hooks, a powerful bridge, and bouncy instrumentals.
The brand new single is accompanied by a music video that unravels the song’s story perfectly, and even features some easter eggs for fans of the band like their bassist who is known across TikTok posting a new video, the other members trying to call Nathanael, and even a node to their cover of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” with the contact name sugarboo.
While ARCHERS have been around since 2015, in the past two years the fully independent band has picked up a lot of traction through social media and regularly touring the United States. The band has been featured on Octane, played Louder Than Life in 2022, and recently hit the 100k monthly Spotify listeners milestone which is no easy feat for a band that has no label, no management, just four guys with a dream. The collective drive of members Nathanael Pulley, Ben Koehler, Oscar Porter, and Grayson Mesarosh really shines through in the quality of music and content from the band.
Check out the music video for Say This Sober:
Catch the band on their upcoming East Coast tour: