Fucked Up have released “Found,” the second single from their upcoming album, One Day. Damian Abraham’s scream greets us immediately as the song begins and then it’s off to the races from there, the song ripping and raging in only the way Fucked Up can. This song will also serve as the first track on the album, setting the immediate no bullshit tone this band is known for.
The song addresses the negative legacy of colonization and the poison of modern day gentrification head on with lyrics that mince no words and take full accountability: “All the names were erased, buried under a land that my people stole.”
On this guitarist Mike Haliechuk elaborated saying:
“I used to live on Davenport Road, which is one of the oldest streets in North America, and has been a First Nations trail for thousands of years, running along the north shore of Lake Iroquois, which receded after the last ice age. Just to the east was Taddle Creek, which was buried underground during the 19th century to build the streets I walk on. I thought about gentrification a lot, watching little stores get swallowed up by big buildings until I realized I am one of those big buildings. The name of the song comes from the Shadi Bartsch translation of The Aeneid, where she points out that the words “found” and “stab” open and close the book, which are two meanings for the same Greek verb. That discovery is actually conquest, and that settlement is always violence. And that any story I try to tell myself about the place I found to live can only be a story to justify the expansion of one people across the world of another.”
Listen to “Found,” below and on all major streamers. One Day is available for pre-order now and releases in full on January 27, 2023 via Merge.