Do you remember the first time you ever really fell in love with a band? It’s a hazy, all-in emotion that makes it seem like you’ve found this other part of you that’s been missing all along, and Suzie True put that experience to song on single “Rat Kid.” The sunny track, filed with crunchy guitars, a poppy drum machine, and honeyed vocals, has the band taking one seriously sweet trip down memory lane. Set against a backdrop of impossibly blue skies and shopping malls, “Rat Kid” is awash in nostalgia, the band finding a playful way of being wistful. As fall begins to settle in and darkness comes a little earlier than expected, “Rat Kid” is one joyful journey into the past you can take anytime.
As the band explained to TGE about the single: Rat Kid is the first Suzie True song I ever wrote and it's about the feeling you get when you hear a song or musician for the first time and and you feel like you found a missing piece of yourself. It's about feeling like you're in love with people you don't know at all just because you love their music so much and so you sort of project things on them. It's a weird mix of feeling delusional, sentimental and lonely.