SoCal-based band, We The Commas have announced their debut EP SARB due out in October and shared a new single “Pissed Off.”
The new offering from brothers Cam (18), Jordy (19), and Lenny Comma (23) combines bonafide lyrics with a commanding melody and electrifying guitar riffs. Trading in the soothing harmonies and chill vibes found in “Custom Made” and “Sherry” that makeup what they’ve coined ‘Surf Alternative R&B,’ the trio continues to separate themselves from the rest with their outstanding versatility. While their previous releases transported listeners to the beachside, the epic “Pissed Off” video (directed by Chris Rosa and Josh Sikkema) takes you on an action-packed journey across the desert throughout southern California.
The story behind “Pissed Off” originates from Lenny’s college years, where he felt lost on the road towards his life’s destination and felt pressure to choose a career path. In turn, Lenny put pen to paper and channeled his confusion and frustration into song.
He notes, “I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I changed my major four times and I felt aimless. I finally had enough, and had to get my anger out because I was tired of feeling like a failure and I felt like no one understood me.” While the specifics of the situation may vary, the core tale of sullenly navigating the unknown is one we can all identify with.
Jordy relates to that sentiment and states, “This track is personally so important to me because as a college student, I’ve experienced many days where I felt lost, out of place, and frankly just pissed off searching for answers. This song is empowering and reminds everyone that you’re not alone in your frustration trying to find your purpose.” Cam also adds, “‘Pissed Off’ reflects a time in my life where I was really struggling to find fulfillment and happiness. I found myself trapped in a dark place that felt more lonely than ever. This song is a way to express and release all that negative energy. There is something so powerful about the rawness and vulnerability we all share in this song.”
Hidden in the heart of “Pissed Off” is an invaluable connection and lesson to be learned. On the surface, a ‘Comma’ is a simple punctuation mark – a brief pause within a single sentence. While the reader may initially sense a stark division or change of overall path, the mark ultimately provides undeniable clarity to the larger paragraph. Much like a comma, Lenny asserts, “We all go through periods of life where times get hard and those hardships don’t make sense.But going through it makes you stronger and you learn so much.” He continues, “I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I didn’t go through this to figure out who I am and what I want out of life.”
Lenny, Jordy, and Cam have been deliberate with each lyric they’ve penned. As brothers, they recognize that the music they deliver is a representation of the values they embody, and that with each release they are being given an opportunity to present an honest illustration of the men they were raised to be.
We the Commas add “Our mom and dad have a great moral compass. We hope to spread our message simply by how we treat people and how we live our lives.” A song about finding a love that is perfectly tailored to you, “Custom Made” builds on the integrity that was established with their debut release “Sherry.” Lenny adds “Both of these songs set the scene for a healthy relationship. We want to show people that no matter what relationship you’re in, you always need to treat people with respect.” He expresses, “It’s only when you do that you have the fairytale experience depicted in both of these songs.”
“Pissed Off” is now available on music streaming platforms.