Canada's fanclubwallet releases new single 'That I Won't Do', out now via AWAL.
Today, Canadian artist fanclubwallet releases a new single ‘That I Won’t Do’, out now via AWAL. fanclubwallet is the project of Ottawa-based Hannah Judge, who released her debut EP Hurt Is Boring earlier this year to critical acclaim. The EP, full of punchy, idiosyncratic pop songs, brings a new meaning to the term bedroom recordings, as it was made while Judge suffered a Crohn’s disease flare-up which left her bedridden in her childhood home for 10 months.
With her illness now in remission, Judge explains that the new track was written about re-learning how to re-enter the world and socialize. She explains,
“When I wrote “That I Won’t Do” I was recovering from a year long illness and re entering into the socializing world (like so many others post pandemic).
The song is about dealing with a new relationship/friendship where you aren’t sure whether the person is good for you or not, and you’re not feeling like yourself. It’s about trying to break bad habits while not wanting to break them at all.”
Named in honor of a Dennis the Menace wallet that belonged to her father, fanclubwallet began as a catch-all for Judge’s lo-fi musical musings, initially created using children’s keyboards in an effort to directly conjure her intended sound in as uncomplicated a manner as possible. In early 2020, a well-received cover of the Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be the Place’ gave Judge the confidence to release a steady stream of singles. With each successive track, fanclubwallet carefully carved out a dedicated following while finding placement on sought-after playlists such as Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Lorem’.
Her debut EP Hurt Is Boring was crafted between hospital visits by Judge and her producer/gradeschool best friend, Michael Watson, and perfectly captures the innate balance of our stunted reality by tackling big feelings through the lens of emotional distance. Opening with lead single ‘Car Crash in G Major,’ a jaunty, metaphorical take on the final weeks of a doomed relationship which already boasts over 4 million streams on Spotify,
The EP consists of five indie-darling-soundtrack ready tracks. Throughout, Judge offers catchy, fresh takes on life’s melodramatic moments, a style she winkingly describes as “writing emo shit that doesn’t sound emo.”
Stream / Download ‘That I Won’t Do’ (single) here