Seattle based alternative band Pretty Awkward found themselves in a terrible position when the pandemic hit, but a necessary change of plans did not stop the band from working on music that will inspire others to keep their hearts and eyes open. Their song ‘Misfits‘ which arrived in the middle of a summer that was unlike any other, is an anthem for outcasts who felt alone long before everyone knew the term ‘novel coronavirus.’ It’s a song about finding the beauty in our individuality, and how the things that make us unique are ultimately what makes any community thrive. Amid the chaos of this year, the band recently retreated to a cabin in their home state of Washington to record a new, stripped-down video version of the song that is impossible to resist.
The band’s Nicholas Wiggins says: “We had just kicked off a tour in March. Just a few days in, we were advised to cancel the remaining shows and go into quarantine. We returned home and made sure everyone was safe… It was a couple of months of not seeing each other. We decided it was time to get together and do the one thing we love most: Get in a room and play music together. We wanted to get out of the city and create something we could give our fans who would not see us on tour this year. So we rented a cabin in the woods here in Washington state, and it was amazing”.
Lead vocalist Austin Held adds, “The cabin was on a massive property in the middle of the woods, owned by an amazingly sweet couple. We were able to explore parts of our home state that we don’t normally get to see, such as Whidbey Island, and it was beyond beautiful. We were able to stay in a log cabin, which we knew would be the perfect setting for great acoustics and for the overall vibe of the performance. After not seeing each other for so long, it was awesome to get back in the van together and go somewhere we could get loud. We’re like a small carnival family so being without each other for an extended period was a bummer. I feel super grateful that we had the opportunity to hang, laugh, and create something new that we love”!
‘Misfits’, which was produced by Los Angles based HEAVY, has gained PRETTY AWKWARD positive press and landed on playlists at the major streaming services. The four-piece have recently put the finishing touches on their next single, expected to be released in late October. Their debut EP is slated for release in the first quarter of 2021.