Nov. 18 — Underoath vocalist Spencer Chamberlain is presenting a message of hope through a new song from his side project.
Chamberlain premiered the new single, ‘Neck High‘ Wednesday. The song is the lead single from his side project slo/tide. The project consists of himself and alt rock band Sir Sly. The song is a stark contrast to everything that Chamberlain has crafted as a member of Underoath. Instead of the sounds of that band, this song’s musical arrangement is a lighter, almost 80s new-wave-tinged composition.
Chamberlain spoke about that dramatic difference in style and sound in a prepared statement.
“I’ve been writing music since I was a kid and 9 times out of 10 it’s not the heavy music the world knows of me,” he said. “slo/tide was an idea I started in 2015, but the songs started coming together in 2019-early 2021. “Neck High” was created after jamming with my friends in Sir Sly for over ten hours – the last song I wrote before the pandemic and the first taste for the listener to see how the other side of my brain works.
In regards to the song’s lyrical content, Chamberlain said it delivers a positive message.
In this song I’m singing to myself in a hopeful tone about how no matter how bad things seem, I’ve always found a way to swim through it,” said Chamberlain. “So here’s “Neck High” – I hope you enjoy it.”
More information on slo/tide’s new single is available along with all of the act’s latest news at https://www.instagram.com/slotideband.