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Jeff Rosenstock Posts New Single Healmode

Thursday, 27 July 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

Jeff Rosenstock has released a third single from his upcoming album.

Healmode will feature on 'Hellmode' along with the previously released tracks Doubt and Liked U Better. The stripped back acoustic song explores the topics of relief and change, and was penned after Rosenstock and his band returned from their first tour since 2019. In a note shared with the song, he wrote:

"In January of 2020, my wife and I packed some clothes, instruments, hard drives and plants into a Prius and drove out west to our new home in Los Angeles. Weird time to move across the country, anyone else who did it will tell ya the same. Tucked within the global terror that 2020 held for all of us to share was a brutal summer - fireworks at a gender reveal party led to wildfires that tore through a bone dry state where temperatures seemed to stay in the hundreds deep into October.

"As a New Yorker, the rain always used to get me down in the dumps, like, it would stop me in my tracks. A year or so of staying put in California, as the weather seemed to do the same, had me craving the stuff - giddy with anticipation as dark clouds would cluster overhead and resigned to disappointment as they would gleek out a few drops at best. Mostly they’d just dissipate and return me to a world stuck in time, an entire country away from my home. Ash fell from the sky and our little air quality apps would be emblazoned with a dark red icon wearing a gas mask. The hardware stores quickly ran out of air filters.

"I wanted the rain. I wanted it to piss all the garbage out of the atmosphere and leave me with clear skies and snowy mountain peaks. I wanted to run errands in an empty grocery store. I wanted my day to feel different than the 300 that came before it. I wanted life on Earth to feel sustainable. I wanted the drought to end.

"A year later there I was, on my stoop December 23, 2021, having somehow just completed a joyful seven-week North American tour during the Omicron surge. In a few hours, my post-tour PCR test would come back “DETECTED” and I’d have to text all the friends I just got off tour with, warning them to potentially not see their families that holiday. But for now, I didn’t know shit and I was in love with this stupid simple moment - Christmas tree strapped to the roof of that Prius, sucking the cold in and out, marvelling at my breath floating in the air like a six-year-old.

"So here’s a song about the rain, and maybe about appreciating what you have when you have it. It’s mostly acoustic guitar, woodwinds, vibraphone, synthesizer and my friend Laura. I also sing pretty quietly on it. I hope you enjoy it anyway."

Rosenstock will support 'Hellmode', which is out on September 1, with a two-leg North American tour that kicks off on September 6 in Washington, D.C., and wraps up on December 17 in San Diego. Tickets are on sale.

Jeff Rosenstock Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed September 06 2023 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - 930 Club (USA)
Thu September 07 2023 - NEW YORK New York - Terminal 5 (USA)
Fri September 08 2023 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Roadrunner Boston (USA)
Sat September 09 2023 - NEW HAVEN Connecticut - College Street Music Hall (USA)
Sun September 10 2023 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Fillmore Philadelphia (USA)
Tue September 12 2023 - RICHMOND Virginia - Broadberry (USA)
Wed September 13 2023 - CARRBORO North Carolina - Cats Cradle (USA)
Fri September 15 2023 - ATLANTA Georgia - Heaven Stage at Masquerade Music Park - Complex (USA)
Sat September 16 2023 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Eastside Bowl (USA)
Sun September 17 2023 - ST LOUIS Missouri - Delmar Hall (USA)
Tue September 19 2023 - CHICAGO Illinois - Salt Shed (USA)
Wed September 20 2023 - ROYAL OAK Michigan - Royal Oak Music Theatre (USA)
Fri September 22 2023 - TORONTO - Danforth Music Hall (USA)
Sun September 24 2023 - MONTREAL - Beanfield Theatre (USA)
Sat November 25 2023 - PHOENIX Arizona - Van Buren (USA)
Mon November 27 2023 - SANTA FE New Mexico - House of Eternal Return (Meow Wolf Santa Fe) (USA)
Tue November 28 2023 - EL PASO Texas - Lowbrow Palace (USA)
Thu November 30 2023 - SAN ANTONIO Texas - Paper Tiger (USA)
Fri December 01 2023 - AUSTIN Texas - Empire Control Room at Empire Control Room & Garage (USA)
Sat December 02 2023 - DALLAS Texas - Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ (USA)
Sun December 03 2023 - TULSA Oklahoma - Vanguard Tulsa (USA)
Tue December 05 2023 - DENVER Colorado - Summit Music Hall (USA)
Thu December 07 2023 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - Soundwell (USA)
Fri December 08 2023 - BOISE Idaho - Treefort Music Hall (USA)
Sun December 10 2023 - PORTLAND Oregon - Revolution Hall Portland (USA)
Mon December 11 2023 - SEATTLE Washington - Showbox (USA)
Thu December 14 2023 - RENO Nevada - Holland Project (USA)
Fri December 15 2023 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Regency Ballroom (USA)
Sat December 16 2023 - LOS ANGELES California - Novo (USA)
Sun December 17 2023 - SAN DIEGO California - Observatory North Park (USA)

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