Social Club Misfits have dropped a surprise new single “Is That Okay?”
“I remember hearing the beat for the first time and the first thing I could feel was Joy. I had a total different outlook on approaching my verse on this then usual. In a world where conformity is the norm, being yourself takes some real courage,” said Fern on social media.
To understand Social Club Misfits is to know the story of Fern and Marty. Though they’vetriumphed through five headlining tours, five albums, and three EPs, they haven’t alwayshad it easy. Fern, a pastor’s son, endured a three-year prison sentence for drug trafficking before forming a real connection with God. Marty, who was saved at 18, was fired from his church as a result of being a whistleblower. A chance encounter at a local radio station would bring the artists together and cement the beginning of Social Club Misfits.
From the get-go, Fern and Marty enticed crowds with candid conversations about God, butit wasn’t until Misfits 2 that they saw commercial success. The 2014 album tackled everything from trap-heavy bangers to fist-raising anthems, attesting to their unparalleled creative chemistry and not to mention, flexible flow. Fern and Marty explored the key theme of, well, being a misfit — or, as they put it, “one who’s uncomfortable with his or hersurroundings.” The guys got real on love, family, and faith, but never let things get too serious. Life, in their eyes, is complex – “sorta like a Coogie sweater.” As it turns out,infusing their rhymes with depth and humor paid off; Misfits 2 landed at No. 59 onBillboard’s Hot 200 chart.
Building on the impact of Misfits 2 and its successor Us, Social Club Misfits inked a deal with Capitol Christian Music Group. From there, the accolades continued to roll in. 2017’s The Misadventures of Fern and Marty scored a No. 80 spot on the Billboard 200; 2018’s Into the Night follow-up racked up over 25M global streams and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart; and their single “War Cry (Feat. Tauren Wells)” earned them a Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
“Is That Okay?” is now available on music streaming platforms.