Minneapolis trio ahem have made their return with their punchy single “Air Supply”, the first offering from the band’s forthcoming Chutes and Ladders EP. The track came out late last month and acts as a refreshing reminder of the band’s grooving, spirited sound. The energized, vibrant production rings in your ears and is a call to arms, in a way, about living life to the fullest. It’s about translating the idealism you hold in your mind and putting that into action in the real world.
The song branches off from the outfit’s last release, but possess a more motivating undertone. Guitarist Erik Anderson said that “Air Supply builds a bit perhaps on a few songs from our first tape Just Wanna Be in its imagery, in its “dreaming” — except now, maybe the “hoping” and “wanting” of our earlier songs is turning into action, maybe even a little courage? We’re always writing out of the same imagined space in our songs I guess, and “Air Supply” feels maybe a little more empowered, like the us in our imaginary song world is a little wilder in our dreaming, and in what we believe matters in our lives. And hopefully that’s how we feel a bit more in real life too . . .”
Be on the lookout for ahem’s Chutes and Ladders EP out on June 22nd via Forged Artifacts and if you haven’t already, stream “Air Supply” below.