Ultra Q has released a raucous new single “VR Sex” from their debut album. my guardian angel Released June 9th on Royal Mountain Records.
The song was released earlier today (January 31) via Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1. Unlike the previous single “I Watched Them Go”, the song is closer to its punk rock roots. The band’s scrappy It’s a heartbreakingly powerful song that gets your adrenaline pumping as guitars and drums harmonize.
Speaking of the new song in a press release, singer Jakob Armstrong said, “‘VR Sex’ was the last song I wrote for this album. At the end of the writing process I really don’t know As far as style goes, it mostly leans towards Shoegaze/Dreampop, with a few outliers here and there. When you write many songs music for a long time, eventually your tastes will change and your interest will diminish.”
He continued: “This is where I rediscovered my love for MCR, especially on the second album. I really want an emo ripper in the album. But I don’t think it fits. after the demo I decided I really needed to write this song. It’s about the moments shortly after a close friend was nearly killed in a car accident. In a way, this incident was the trigger for many of the themes on this album. And writing about it was a very emotional way to end the process of the album.”
Watch the video below.
Produced by Chris Coady (TV on Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), the press release describes My Guardian Angel as a “deep tone that matches Armstrong’s artistic ambition. Impeccably titled “VR Sex,” new wave romance (“Rocket,” “I Wanna Lose”), and synth-pop (“I Watched Them Go”), this album demonstrates a talent for Armstrong’s compositions combined with the musical creations of Kevin Judd and brothers Chris and Enzo Malaspina conceived and recorded for maximum impact.”
“Emotional growing pain sleepless night Romance that doesn’t exist And the idea of a sound so closely tied to memory is included in the clever guitar playing that is reminiscent of the band’s founding influences. The words cling to the feelings we thought were going to slip away from us in our faded and tarnished adulthood. To be honest, those feelings reappear as we get older.”
Check out the album cover and track list below. my guardian angel here.
Ultra Q will embark on a short tour of California. In support of the new album featuring Together Pangea, the tour begins March 16 in Ventura and concludes March 26 in Fresno.
List of songs:
2. VR Sex
4. I watched them go.
5. Web Web Web
9. Very Emo
10. I Want To Lose
12. Dark Green
Ultra Q 2023 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Ventura Music Hall – Ventura, Calif.
03/17 – Soma Sidestage – San Diego, California
03/18 – Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ
03/22 – Treefort Festival – Boise, ID
03/23 – Project Holland – Reno, Calif.
03/24 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, Calif.
03/25 – The Ritz – San Jose, Calif.
03/26 – Strummer’s – Fresno, Calif.