Canadian hardcore quintet Fucked Up have announced a new LP and released its title track and music video. One Day is due January 27 via Merge Records (pre-order). The track is a sunny retrospective on finding meaning and love in everyday life. The subject is refreshingly current, despite being written and recorded in 2019. In fact, almost all of One Day was written and recorded in 2019, with each bandmate recording for just 24 hours to complete the album.
Such an ambitious project was the idea of guitarist Mike Haliechuk, who says, "After you’ve been in a band for this long, you lose track of what your sound actually is. Twenty-four hours can feel like a long time, but you can get a lot done then, too. It can feel like forever and one minute at the same time. If you work on something for one day, it can end up being really special." Drummer Jonah Falco adds, “I got this email from Mike saying, ‘I made this record in one day, and I want you to record drums on it—but you can’t listen to it before you get into the studio.' I saw layers upon layers of guitar loops, and I dove in head-first and came out of it with a finished record.”