Fiddlehead Share ‘Down University’ From Upcoming ‘Between The Richness’ Album

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Fiddlehead are releasing their sophomore full length, Between The Richness, on May 21st via Run For Cover Records, the album finds Fiddlehead expanding on their dynamic blend of hardcore energy and undeniable melody on their most immediate set of songs to date.

Between The Richness follows 2018’s Springtime & Blind, a gut-punch of an album that followed vocalist Pat Flynn coming to grips with the passing of his father. Now Between The Richness explores the ever-presence of grief but with Flynn writing from a drastically different place. Ahead of the release of Between The Richness the band have shared one more early single, the anthemic Down University.

“This song is about how I got trapped in this Darwinian mentality where everything was approached with extreme doubt and felt like a total failure. For some reason, despite growing up in an environment that promoted the Deweyan idea of education as liberation, I came to view it as a pure means to status in some weird grief-stricken attempt to live up to some made up idea of standards I believed would help me ‘prove myself’ to my father in the wake of his passing. Luckily, my good senses came to me and in some way I found a greater sense of connection with him in remembering his true take on human achievement and how it had nothing to do with materialistic status markers. The music spoke this whole lyrical idea for a song to me in a sort of mocking manner. A fairly upbeat, cheer-leading chant for one of the more unnecessarily down and out times in my life.” (Pat Flynn)

Down University can be streamed and purchased here and Between The Richness can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp and Run For Cover Records.