Finneas O'Connell, who Gleeks might remember as Spencer's (Marshall Williams) love interest Alistair in the show's final season, is unapologetically pop with his rock band The Slightlys. Also comprised of Darius Dudley II (violin, bass), David Marinelli (drums) and Robby Fitzpatrick (lead guitar), the LA four-piece dive headfirst into sunny melodies and electric percussion. With their new single Desperate Measures, they detail how love "is a different kind of drug," O'Connell laps on the first verse. "You got me up and at ‘em," he begins, setting the stage for a boisterous, alert high-flyer. "Got me jones-ing for your touch. I can’t stand, I can’t stand without you. You fit me like a crutch. You’re a teenaged heart attacker. Got me going getting rough. You’re in my blood, you’re in my blood." Popdust is beyond excited to premiere the new anthem today (Oct. 14). You can listen to the full track below.
“'Desperate Measures' is about the moments in any relationship where you find yourself doing something enormously unpleasant for the other person and the blissful agony that accompanies it," the band tells us of the song, which was produced and mixed by Eric Palmquist (Night Riots) and mastered by John Greenham. "Maybe it's a 3 hour drive or an 8 hour flight, 29 texts or a sleepless night. The irrational, drive-yourself-crazy moments. The great lengths we all go to for the ones we love."
Desperate Measures samples the band's forthcoming new EP, expected in early 2016.
Take a listen to Desperate Measures now:
The Slightlys first met in 2012, when all members were competing in a battle of the bands at LA's Club Nokia. At the time, they were all in different groups but came together two years later to win the whole shebang. Their debut single Superhero soon followed and led to such high-profile gigs as The Warped Tour and The Twilight Concert Series.
O'Connell has also appeared on Modern Family and in the feature film Bad Teacher.
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