Selfish Things Premiere ‘Drained,’ Featuring Upcoming Tour Mate William Ryan Key (Listen)

Selfish Things Premiere ‘Drained,’ Featuring Upcoming Tour Mate William Ryan Key (Listen)

It isn’t enough that Selfish Things will be joining William Ryan Key, formerly of Yellowcard, on the Virtue Tour (starting tonight!) — but on Thursday, the Toronto four-piece dropped a new single, “Drained,” featuring guest vocals from the former Yellowcard front man.

“It’s not always glamorous loving someone” is the opening line of this new song, which tackles love and the fears that often work their way into relationships. Through emotive vocals, front man Alex Biro and Key go through the questions and thoughts that maybe your partner won’t stick around forever. “Drained” takes those fears and thoughts and puts them into a killer song that is sure to resonate with anyone who has been in any type of relationship.

In a press release for the single, Biro gave the song some personal context:

“I’d just gotten married and had spent a lot of time thinking about the importance of sticking together through thick/thin. In the age of Tinder and online dating, people tend to give up on each other instead of working through the difficult shit. It’s a lot easier to call it quits than it is to fix yourself when you feel like you can open your phone and find somebody else. I never want to be that — ever.”

Selfish Things announced the new single via the band’s Twitter account, and dropped it at midnight Thursday evening/Friday morning — just in time for the Virtue Tour which kicks off tonight in Atlanta. Between the new music and the tour, this is proving to be an exciting year for the band.

Here are the tour dates for Selfish Things with William Ryan Key:

2/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

2/23 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

2/24 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

2/26 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

2/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

3/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

3/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry

3/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

3/5 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s

3/7 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s

3/8 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room

3/9 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

3/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

3/12 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

3/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge

3/15 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

3/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Roxy

3/17 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

3/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

3/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

3/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

3/23 – San Diego, CA @ HOB Voodoo Room

3/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

3/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

3/28 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda

3/29 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links

3/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

3/31 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/2 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

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