Nominee has unveiled their latest single, “Retrospect” with the help of the non-profit, Hope For The Day. The song, which echoes the detailing of the band’s forthcoming EP, Drag Me Out [1/26/17], is about former I Call Fives member Chris Mclelland’s understanding of his Bipolar Disease. In the music video for “Retrospect” we find individuals throwing away items into a fire pit relieving them of something of their past. “Retrospect” is about revolting in to a new you and rediscovering one’s self after overcoming hardship.
Sitting at the center of the post-hardcore revival Nominee developed a gritty, battered-and-worn style to their music that exudes energy, dedication, and triumph. The band recently announced their forthcoming EP Drag Me Out (out 1/26/17), a concept album that displays the hardship, struggle, and strenuous time for an individual with a mental illness. What fans soon find out is the EP is a telling of tales by Chris Mclelland and his personal triumph with bipolar disease. The EP kicks of with “Stay” which recently premiered with idobi Radio, a song about Chris’s first diagnosis with Bipolar disorder at the tender age of 17 and how his medication wasn’t making him feel himself. The song talks about the relationships that were ruined because of what he was going through and what it was like the moment he stopped taking his medication and how he has been ferociously dealing with the issue. Mclelland expands of the overarching theme of Drag Me Out, “The record is about admitting that you’re not okay and trusting someone enough to tell them. We collaborate on all of our songs. Usually one of us will bring an idea to the table to get the wheels turning and we’ll go from there. Musically, Drag Me Out is a reflection of who we are as a band.”