NOFX Returns with “Single Album”
Nearly forty years into their career, NOFX has returned their 14th full-length studio album, entitled Single Album. Frontman and bassist Fat Mike calls it a “dark album”, although that wasn’t his initial intent. In fact, he didn’t even intend for it to be a single album.
“When you write a double album, you write differently,” he says. “I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn’t accomplish that. So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”
Single Album takes twists and turns you wouldn’t expect from the punk band. It kicks off with a six-minute post-hardcore journey and also dips into reggae before ending with a piano ballad.
Check out “The Big Drag,” featuring heavy lyrics and some creative bass work. “It’s one of my favorite NOFX songs ever,” Mike states. “I don’t get sick of listening to that song. No measure is the same length. Every time a new chord change happens, there’s a different rhythm to the guitar. The bass never stays on one note. You’re not sure when the chords are going to change because they always change at a different point.”
Single Album Track List:
- The Big Drag
- I Love You More Than I Hate Me
- Fuck Euphemism
- Fish in a Gun Barrel
- My Bro Cancervive Cancer
- Grieve Soto
- Doors and Fours
- Your Last Resort