Tomorrow, on October 2, Colorado-based singer-songwriter Nate Todd will release a brand new single, “Too Much,” The song comes from his forthcoming album Revolutionary Loser, which releases officially on October 30. Today, the Poke Around is proud to premiere “Too Much,” which you can stream below at the bottom of the article via Todd’s BandCamp, and any and all proceeds donated to the track via the BandCamp link are going to support the US Climate Action Network.
Landing somewhere between the innocence of Daniel Johnston and the sonic maturity of The Traveling Wilburys, “Too Much” matches a sentimentality in lyrics and vocals with breezy, folky instrumentation. Revolutionary Loser, on which the song is featured, follows Todd’s debut EP Sky Cloud Machine, released just this past April. Loser is set to showcase Todd’s musical versatility, with him playing guitar, bass, keyboards, and lap steel across the record, in addition to taking on its mixing and mastering.
In a press release sent out with the new single, Todd expressed some of this own thoughts about the origins and meaning of “Too Much”:
“So “Too Much” is actually two songs. I sort of had the hook, which I thought was catchy. But then I had this other song, which is largely about climate change. So I stuck them together. But it works because the chorus is pretty personal but still relatable because its about how you kinda go off the deep end after a breakup. But the verses are something any intelligent person can relate to as well given our current climate situation. Sort of micro and macro, zoom in zoom out in that regard. Somehow it works. I think what connected the two is that it’s like ‘oh man, this guy is seeing all this crazy stuff because he’s drunk or high’ or whatever. But then you go, ‘oh shit, a lot of that stuff is really happening.’ What was once only imaginable has become reality.”
Stay tuned for Revolutionary Loser to drop on October 30 (and be sure also to check back here, as we plan to follow up with our thoughts on the full record), and in the meantime stream “Too Much” below. For more information about Nate Todd, head to his official website here.