Today ska/rocksteady group The Abruptors released their third single, “Waiting Forever,” from their upcoming album Noticeably Cheerless. “Waiting Forever” is another entry in The Abruptors’ collection of introspective-but-lively tracks that offer upbeat brightness amidst serious conversations.


With their ever present sense of confessional honesty, The Abruptors explore loneliness in “Waiting Forever.” “You say you’re alone now, a feeling that hits home to me / Overwhelmed by a darkness, you’d need a light to help you see,” lead vocalist Toni LaMantia sings. As always, the band tackles difficult topics without pause and is backed by a brass section that injects infectious energy into every track. 

In the music video, each member gets a moment in the spotlight, all of them lending a high-energy feel to the driving track. A camera pans overhead as the group performs in the middle of an abandoned building. In between shots, flames shoot past the camera from a fire breather’s torch.

The Abruptors is comprised of members Mike Geraci (lead vocals/guitar), Toni LaMantia (lead vocals, keys, saxophone), TJ Izzo (valve trombone), Alex Schultz (drums), and Kyle Gustafson (trumpet, trombone). Together they form a veritable ska powerhouse. About their upcoming album, Noticeably Cheerless, the band says, “it explores navigating through a life you once thought you had figured out.”

Noticeably Cheerless is out on major streaming platforms and on vinyl via Asian Man Records on February 24. The vinyl is now available to pre-order on

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