After a few years releasing a handful of one-off singles, North Carolina indie-emo soloist and Museum Mouth leader Karl Kuehn — aka Gay Meat — has announced his debut EP, Bed Of Every, will be out next month. It’s co-produced by Brett Scott and features the power-pop lead single “Heart Shaped Flail,” which is out now. Over a kicky drum machine, layered synths, and pop-punk guitar, Kuehn carries “Heart Shaped Flail” with tongue-in-cheek lyrics like “What would Jesus do? / What the fuck should I do?” and “30 going on 19 / What does Heaven mean?” Song structure-wise, “Heart Shaped Flail” reminds me a whole lot of Diamond Rings, remember him? Listen below.
01 “Heart Shaped Flail”
02 “Perception Shift”
03 “Anne Marie”
05 “Bed Of Every”
The Bed Of Every EP is out 10/28 via Self Aware Records.