Fast Romantics Chase Happiness Or Is It “Euphoria”?

Toronto’s Indie Rock band Fast Romantics have revealed single and video Euphoria.” The band, fronted by Matthew Angus and Kirty released the track “Outta Love” last month, and they have confirmed a new record due out later in 2023.

Of the new single, “Euphoria,” Kirty explains:

I came home one night and found Matt in the studio. He’d been fighting a really bad cold, and had taken a mega dose of cold medicine. He was definitely out of it but said ‘I think I recorded something pretty good, come listen.’ He had put down the foundation of the using his voice in this new and super cool way. The lyrics just hit me, I was so into it. We ended up using most of the vocal track and lyrics from the demo that night, because there was just something special about it.

Matthew adds:

‘Euphoria’ was written during one of the roughest times in my life. I’d been beating my head against every wall I could find, so desperately hungry for relief from what seemed like endless suffering and chaos. I’d blitz between weird drugs and far out therapists, from wacky diets to get rich quick schemes. I’d fall into extreme attempts at partying one week and monk-like straight-edge living the next. Anything for a taste of this elusive ‘happiness’ I felt was missing from my life.

In the process I nearly lost myself, at times emotionally paralyzed on the floor of my living room or studio. But somewhere towards the end of all of that madness, this song came out of me in a blur. It ended up being the seed for this whole record we’ve made, and being easily one of my most favourite songs we’ve ever done. And I think it helped me make some sense of what was going on at the time too, how easy it is to get confused and lost in the differences between happiness and euphoria.