The New York alternative rock/pop punk crew are back with their poignant but unabashedly hooky brand of modern alternative on the latest track.

New York pop rock crew Smooth Brain have dropped a new music video for "Derealization".
The pop-punk crew battle with mental health issues, whilst approaching life with a smile on the new single. You can watch the video below.

The alternative scene has long been a proving ground that exultation and rebellion are not mutually exclusive. Smooth Brain have taken this ethos to heart, with a collection of songs that fight tooth and nail for both their LGBTQ fellowship and their community at large, whilst ensuring that everybody in earshot is wearing a smile.

Formed by a group of high school friends and TikTok mutuals, the tri-state pop-punk crew hit the radar in summer 2023 with the attention grabbing Friendly Fire EP. Led by uplifting lead single, "No Pressure", Smooth Brain announced themselves on the scene with a collection of impassioned songs about love, heartbreak, confusion and nostalgia - queer joy and pure rage.

Having kicked off 2024 with a serotonin inducing cover of Olivia Rodrigo's "good 4 u", and two sets at prestigious proving ground SXSW, Smooth Brain are back with "Derealization". The band's intricacy and deft hooks dance in and out of Izzy Gunn's heartfelt lyricism, as Smooth Brain continue to grip fans both on record and live with their meaningful modern alternative.


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