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Sad13, the new project led by Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, shared a new song “WTD?” via Adult Swim Singles. It is the first Sad13 song in three years and the thirteenth entry in this current Adult Swim Singles series.

“WTD?” stands for “what’s the drama?” Quite frankly, it seems like quite a few things.

“It’s about eco-fascism, climate gentrification, and the depopulation of species, caused by human selfishness and industrial greed,” Dupuis says in a press release.

The glittery pop song finds Dupuis playing her first ever sitar solo over buzzy synth layers and gnarly guitar riffs. Zoë Brecher bangs drums on the track while Audrey Zee Whitesides lays down the bass, making it the first Sad13 recording to feature the two members who have previously performed in the live band. The song was tracked at Studio G in Brooklyn with engineer Erin Tonkon (David Bowie, Esperanza Spaulding) and mixed by Sarah Tudzin (Weyes Blood, Illuminati Hotties). Sad13’s last song was 2017’s “Soo Bad” and the project’s last album was its 2016 debut, Slugger (which was considered more of a Dupuis solo album).

Drums by Zoë Brecher
Bass guitar by Audrey Zee Whitesides
Produced & written by Sadie Dupuis, Guitar, synth, sitar, toy piano, cowbell, vocals, etc

WTD?:
Released by Adult Swim Singles, May 18th 2020

“DTMFA” was the last song I wrote and recorded for the Sad13 album, but something about it felt yacht rock i.e. better suited for Speedy Ortiz. So with some synth leads swapped for guitar lines, it was one of the first we worked on as a band for Twerp Verse, and a live staple in 2016. The Poet’s Seat is an observation tower in Western Mass, which I was visiting around the time I wrote this. I was also carrying around a tincture that was supposed to help me commune with ghosts. Basically, looking for guidance any place I could find it, because I really needed to DTMFA, the motherfucker being all my stupid baggage. We’re happy it has a home with the Adult Swim Singles Series alongside our 2014 entry “Bigger Party,” one of the earliest Speedy demos I made which was quite literally about a time I made out with all of the person I liked’s friends. Faux pas!!! I’m way older and wiser now and hopefully I’ve been forgiven!!! Even though I’m never that sorry.
Releases October 12th, 2019