It’s been nearly three years since we released I AM JUST A BOY LEAVE ME ALONE !!!, the debut EP from dad sports. Today, the Ottawa dream pop project –now solely helmed by Miguel Plante– returns with “take yr time.” Built using one of their oldest keyboards and a bass line made of their detuned vocal, it eschewing the project’s previous guitar-driven pep for a mostly electronic composition and still manages to be dad sports’ most earnest & personal offering yet.
Plante says of the new single: “I wrote this song right after releasing my last project in 2021 when I felt stuck and unsure where to go next. I shelved it and kept if for myself, listening to it when I needed a reminder that I am allowed to take time to make art I am proud of. A sort of comfort song for just myself.”
“Unplugging from music for the last couple of years has given me time to reflect on why I make music, and for who. The process of creating is so opaque and abstract; it seems hard to feel like you are progressing when you are not always coming out the other side with something to show for it. This song sort of acts as a celebration of the idea that your pace can only be set by you. Take your time, you’ll be alright.”
In other exciting news, we’ll be pressing I AM JUST A BOY LEAVE ME ALONE !!! on vinyl for the first time ever. It will arrive on May 10th, but is available for pre-order starting today – over on Bandcamp or directly above. The B-side of the release will include all previously released dad sports singles, including “take yr time,” making for a complete collection. First pressing of 500 copies exclusively on opaque hot pink vinyl, also including a 12×12 lyric sheet inner sleeve.