Santa Cruz-based emo pioneers, Time Spent Driving, have released their new single “Closed Circuits“. The track is a precursor to their much-anticipated full-length album, “Estrangers“, scheduled for a November 3, 2023 release via Negative Progression Records.
Formed in 1999, Time Spent Driving emerged from Santa Cruz, CA, with members originally hailing from other noteworthy bands like Fury 66 and Reliance. Their journey in the music scene has seen them share the stage with notable groups such as PopUnknown, the Promise Ring, and Brandston, to name a few.
The band, synonymous with the late 90s and early 2000s emo scene, has always been recognized for its profound lyrical depth and evolving soundscapes.
“Estrangers” marks their third full-length album, and notably, their first in a span of seven years. The album promises to delve deep into the intricacies of human emotions, offering a mix of the classic Time Spent Driving signature sound with fresh, contemporary elements. The new material is expected to resonate with both their longstanding fan base as well as newer listeners.
“Estrangers” manages to deliver some of the best hallmarks of the genre to both satiate the loyal Time Spent Driving fanbase and engage new listeners.
Jon Cattivera, the band’s frontman, shared an intimate glimpse into the inspiration behind “Closed Circuits“. He recounted an intensely vivid dream about the past that evoked a whirlwind of long-forgotten emotions. The impact of this dream was so profound that Cattivera felt compelled to immediately translate his feelings into music, resulting in the creation of the track.
“I had an unbelievably realistic dream about the past and woke up with old, buried feelings rushing back… I immediately picked up a guitar and wrote ‘Closed Circuits’.”
As fans and music aficionados await the release of “Estrangers“, the single “Closed Circuits” stands as a poignant reminder of Time Spent Driving’s enduring legacy in the emo genre.