Southern California based band, We The Commas announced their October debut EP SARB and new single release “Pissed Off.”
This new track, created by brothers Cam (18), Jordy (19) and Lenny Comma (23), combines electrifying guitar riffs and compelling lyrics. Inspired by a time in Lenny’s life where he felt lost, the song hits a relatable note for listeners. “Pissed Off” reflects a time in my life where I was really struggling to find fulfillment and happiness. I found myself trapped in a dark place that felt more lonely than ever. This song is a way to express and release all that negative energy,” said Lenny.
Hidden in the heart of “Pissed Off” is an invaluable lesson, that often moments in life serve as a punctuation or brief pause. Much like a comma, Lenny asserts, “We all go through periods of life where times get hard and those hardships don’t make sense. But going through it makes you stronger and you learn so much.” He continues, “I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I didn’t go through this to figure out who I am and what I want out of life.”
While the band’s previous releases transported listeners to the beach, the “Pissed Off” video (directed by Chris Rosa and Josh Sikkema) takes them on an action packed journey across the desert. The wild-west retro style video is juxtaposed with the band’s ‘Surf Alternative R&B’ music. The result is a unique and engaging end product.
Fueled and inspired by their mission to break down racial and social constructs, while keeping their values at the forefront of everything they do, We The Commas have quickly established themselves on the music scene. “Being Black influences our music, because it tells our experiences. Especially where we live, there are not a ton of people who look like us, so we’ve learned to be the most authentic version of ourselves. We’re trying to do something different that people haven’t seen before… the overarching goal is to let people know that no matter what, don’t let fear or social norms restrict you from doing the things you love,” says Lenny.
We The Commas are in the studio and plan to release content independently through 2020.