Rock icons The Used have shared their newest single “Numb” off of their upcoming album Toxic Positivity, out May 19 via Big Noise.
The track tackles the all-too-familiar sensation of feeling too much and nothing at all simultaneously. The reoccurring line – “Does anybody else feel numb?” delivered in Bert McCracken’s passionate voice – is as much a reminder as it is a question, searching for reassurance that we aren’t alone in this feeling.
Fans can stream “Numb” now at https://theused.ffm.to/numb
When asked, McCracken draws a parallel between the band’s 2020 track “To Feel Something” and their newest track: “I just wanna feel something. Anything is better than this. I just wanna feel something. No different from anyone else. Wanna waste my time but not like this at all. I just wanna feel something. No different from anyone else. Cause I feel numb. Does anybody else feel numb?“
“Numb” is the first single from The Used’s new album Toxic Positivity. Over 20 years into their career, Toxic Positivity is everything fans have come to know and love from The Used – straightforward, in-your-face, destructive, and vulnerable all at once.
Toxic Positivity Tracklist
1. Worst I’ve Ever Been
3. I Hate Everybody
4. Pinky Swear
8. Dancing With a Brick Wall
9. Top of the World
10. House of Sand
11. Giving Up
Fans can stream Toxic Positivity now at https://theused.ffm.to/toxicpositivity.
The Used have also recently released two no-holds-barred singles, “Fuck You” and “People Are Vomit.“
Established in 2000, The Used was brought to life and has since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock. High-energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock were the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.
The Used released their ninth studio album, Heartwork (Deluxe), in 2021 via Big Noise. The extended album features 11 never-before-heard tracks that were all written during the original Heartwork (2020) sessions.
A variety of collaborators including producer John Feldmann, co-writer Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), guest artists Travis Barker, Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333), Caleb Shomo (Beartooth), and more helped deliver this now 27-track album that simultaneously showcases what made The Used emerge as one of the most prolific bands of the early 2000s as well as what has kept them at the forefront of the genre ever since.
The band locked in #4 spots on both the Top Alternative and Top Hard Rock Album charts, #11 on Top Rock Album charts as well as landing in the Billboard Top 200 at the #87 spot.
The Used is Bert McCracken (Vocals), Jepha (Bass), Dan Whitesides (Drums), and Joey Bradford (Guitar).