Minnesota-based Lessons will be releasing their second EP (fourth overall release) Daydreamer, and today HM is proud to premiere the first single from the work, “Thirty-Eight.” The song features vocalist Josh Gilbert of Household. Daydreamer is set to hit stores and streams on Sept. 16.

The album was written and recorded in a “way that would be considered non-traditional,” vocalist JJ Snell told us. Over the course of two years, the band had several full-album rewrites amidst personal struggle and growth. They attempted experimental techniques in production and engineering, ultimately deciding to finish the album in solace at a cabin deep in the woods of northern Minnesota. Snell spoke further about track itself:

“The lyrics ‘Father Son, Father Son’ are vocalized over and over again throughout ‘Thirty-Eight’ signifying a constant mental struggle we face as both children of the world and children of the Creator. Our everyday outlook on life comes from two perspectives, that of a father and that of a son.”

Lessons, composed of brothers Chad and JJ Snell, released their first EP in 2011. Their most recent full-length, American Ghosts, came in 2013.

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