The time has finally arrived – 3OH!3 are officially back with their first piece of new music in four years.
On Friday, the duo debuted their new single “LONELY MACHINES (Feat. 100 gecs).” The track is not only reminiscent of the 3OH!3 sounds we first fell in love with, but it also includes a nod to one of their most popular WANT hits.
Last week, 3OH!3 first began teasing their return with a nostalgic video teaser. The video features footage of them performing their iconic hits in front of crowds at Warped Tour and other worldwide festivals.
Throughout these last few years, both Sean Foreman and Nat Motte found themselves itching to make new 3OH!3 music. Earlier this year, the duo came back together in their hometown of Boulder. Together, they wrote and recorded new music just before the coronavirus quarantine.
Nat exclusively told Alternative Press that both he and Sean have done a lot of reflection on 3OH!3’s career over the years.
“We’ve been a lot of places since we started making music together in a University of Colorado dorm room in 2003,” he says. “We’ve had the good fortune to tour all over the country and all over the world, partying with wonderful people all along the way. Our music has always been about having fun, welcoming people in, bringing the energy and pushing some sort of boundary.”
After years of working on other artists’ music, however, the duo realized it was time to put more 3OH!3 music out into the world.
“After having worked on a lot of other peoples’ music in the recent years, we wanted to come back to our own music as 3OH!3 and rekindle that energy,” he continues. “We channeled that in the best way we could, and we wanted to find things in life to celebrate, to make music to dance to, to cry to, and to laugh to. I can tell you one thing for certain – we had a whole lot of fun making these new songs, and if it brings anyone else an ounce of that joy, we can rest easy.”
Now, 3OH!3 have finally unveiled their new song “LONELY MACHINES” which features 100 gecs. The new single is not only a throwback to the duo’s past sounds, but it also includes a subtle nod to their megahit “DONTTRUSTME.”
At the very start of “LONELY MACHINES,” 3OH!3 say the lyrics, “you tell your boyfriend if he’s still got beef that over time it’s gonna give him heart disease.” The words are a direct reference to the iconic “DONTTRUSTME” lyrics, “tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef that I’m a vegetarian and I ain’t fucking scared of him.”
Foreman shares that writing “LONELY MACHINES” was effortless and it all truly came together when 100 gecs got on board.
“It was effortless, unthought and most of all, FUN,” he says. “We just had a blast creating this Frankenstein of a tune, which at some point we sent to 100 gecs and they brought it to a whole other level.”
For this next chapter in their career, 3OH!3 are doing things a little bit differently. Both Sean and Nat are returning to their roots and where they got their start by re-signing to Photo Finish Records. 3OH!3 put out their legendary 2008 album WANT under the label before eventually signing to Fueled By Ramen.
“About a year ago, Nat and I found ourselves unsigned, unmanaged and frankly, under no pressure to just create and have fun – so we did just that,” Sean says. “Magically, as we started to write, we got in touch with Matt Galle and partnered with Photo Finish. The creative energy and motivation that we had for our first album felt recaptured. It just feels good again; unforced. And I believe the new music is a representation of that freedom.”
In honor of the band’s hometown of Boulder, the “LONELY MACHINES” video is set to debut on Friday, Nov. 13 at 3:03 P.M. M.T.
“LONELY MACHINES” is available to stream below.
What are your reactions to 3OH!3’s new song? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.