Atmosphere’s Song About Depression & Heartache Addresses More Than Relationships (Audio)

The past few years have been rough for so many people across the globe, and that may be putting it far too gently. Many are facing depression, addictions of all kinds, and just an overall sense of helplessness. Watching the news or scrolling social media often intensifies these feelings of pessimism, doubt, shame, or uncertainty. It’s a sentiment Atmosphere is relaying in their new single “Make It All Better Again.”

Ant conjures up a somber yet melodic instrumental splotched with tiny inklings of optimism. Meanwhile, Slug masterfully complements the music with his rhymes. The latter member of the Minneapolis, Minnesota Hip-Hop duo describes the effect a breakup had on the male character in his lyrics and how it parlayed into the struggle to get through everyday life. Notably, Atmosphere made some of their bones with Hip-Hop Heads in the ’90s and early 2000s by creating beautifully intricate and symbolic music about relationships. Perhaps using symbolism on a grander scale again, this single seems to get the zeitgeist of an attitude that is quite common these days.

Atmosphere’s Slug Breaks Down The Real Meaning Of “Lucy Ford.” (Audio)

He’s so exhausted of mourning his losses,” Slug raps on the single. “Doing his best just to cope with the process / A grown man can’t depend on a promise / Plus you gotta be careful not to be too cautious, right? / Getting dumped isn’t the worst, I guess / You could literally lose your breath / You could die in a fiery car crash underwater / And never understand why someone doesn’t want you.

Atmosphere’s latest track releases in coordination with their newly announced cross-country tour. Joined by Rhymesayers act deM atlaS, as well as The Lioness, and DJ Keezy, the duo will hit dozens of dates, beginning on October 15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and ending in early December in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale this Friday (August 10), and all dates and locations are listed below.

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10/5            Grand Rapids, MI                      Intersection
10/6            Detroit, MI                                 St. Andrews Hall
10/8            Boston, MA                               House of Blues
10/9            South Burlington, VT                Higher Ground Ballroom
10/10           Portland, ME                             State Theatre
10/12           New Haven, CT                       Toad’s Place
10/13           Clifton Park, NY                       Upstate Concert Hall
10/14           Pittsburgh, PA                           Stage AE – Indoor
10/16           Philadelphia, PA                       Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
10/17           Washington, DC                       9:30 Club
10/19           Rochester, NY                           Anthology
10/20           Lancaster, PA                            Chameleon Club
10/21           Cleveland, OH                           House of Blues
10/23           Brooklyn, NY                              Brooklyn Steel
10/25           Columbus, OH                           Newport Music Hall
10/26           Indianapolis, IN                       The Vogue
10/27           Columbia, MO                            The Blue Note
10/28           Iowa City, IA                               Blue Moose Tap House
11/16           Carrboro, NC                              Cat’s Cradle
11/17           Richmond, VA                             The National
11/18           Asheville, NC                               The Orange Peel
11/20           Charlotte, NC                               The Underground – Charlotte
11/21           Baltimore, MD                              Rams Head Live
11/23           Atlanta, GA                                  Center Stage
11/24           Charleston, SC                            Music Farm
11/25           Ponte Vedra Beach, FL            Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11/27           Orlando, FL                                 The Beacham Theatre
11/28           Tampa, FL                                  The RITZ Ybor
11/29           Ft. Lauderdale, FL                       Revolution
12/1            Gainesville, FL                              High Dive
12/2            Pensacola, FL                               Vinyl Music Hall
12/4            Birmingham, AL                       Saturn
12/6            New Orleans, LA                       Joy Theater
12/7            Memphis, TN                                New Daisy Theatre
12/8            Nashville, TN                                The Cowan

Murs Drops One Of The Realest & Most Personal Songs Of 2018 (Video)

Recently, Atmosphere released Sad Clown Bad Year (#9-#12), a collection of past rarities.