It ain’t all glamourous. In Brooklyn, indie-rock outfit Fort Lean have been tooling around on tour since their first EP dropped in 2011, which means they might just have holed up in your local joint for a beer, some pool, maybe a fight. Frontman Keenan Mitchell’s written a song about not knowing what to expect from the various towns and crowds they pull into, EW is pleased to premiere “Might’ve Misheard” today.
“You don’t know how everybody’s going to react when you roll in from New York to their little town or whatever,” Mitchell says of writing the track that features the line, “I’d like to have a drink and also not get in a fight.” He tells EW, “Once you get on stage, people are generally there to watch you and they’re generally pretty friendly but when you’re hanging out in somebody’s favorite bar, all five of you, using the pool table or something you never know if people are going to be super friendly or kind of not friendly.” (Asked which stop has been the friendliest, he laughs, “Basically anywhere that’s not New York, but Louisville is very friendly.”
The track, as a whole, is a danceable guitar track with a chugging baseline. It appears on the group’s long-awaited debut LP, Quiet Day, due out October 2 via Ooh La La Records.
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