Hoops Debut New Song "Glad You Stayed"

From the group’s sophomore album ‘Halo’ releasing this October.

Music
817 0 Comments

Bloomington, Indiana-based band Hoops returns with their third single of the year in “Glad You Stayed” from their sophomore full-length project Halo out October 2 via Fat Possum. Life-long friends Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter and Keagan Beresford made a lasting first impression with the group’s debut LP Routines, but took some time off due to anxiety, expectations and tapered momentum.

“I think we had lost a lot of steam,” band member Kevin Krauter said of the hiatus in a recent press release. “Hoops wasn’t moving forward organically. It was being dragged along.” The new song centers around the concept of a long-distance relationship. It’s also the first track that the band has written fully together. “I had to rediscover why I wanted to be in a band and make songs and perform,” Keagan Beresford said of the three year break. “I had been having a lot of anxiety when I was onstage. I wasn’t even thinking about playing. I was just thinking about getting through the set without falling on my face. It’s crazy to think about all the shows we did where I wasn’t really present.”

Their surprising return happened organically, and after some jam sessions in late-2019, they debuted “They Say” from late-January. Last month, they released “Fall Back” and announced a release date for Halo. “Glad You Stayed” serves as the intro to their upcoming 11-track offering and deals with the story of a friend’s attempted suicide. “It was the first time I had experienced something like that,” Keagan Beresford detailed. “It brought a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, but more than anything I was just happy they survived.”

Stream Hoops’ latest single below. In more music news, Jaden Smith premiered his new song “Cabin Fever” from his upcoming mixtape.

Read Full Article
Text By
Image Credit
Pamela Ayal
Share this article

What to Read Next

PUMA Hoops and Breanna Stewart Present the Stewie 3
Footwear

PUMA Hoops and Breanna Stewart Present the Stewie 3

Debuting in its debut “Dawn” colorway next month.

WILLOW Debuts New Song in 'Tiny Desk Concert'
Music

WILLOW Debuts New Song in 'Tiny Desk Concert'

Dubbed “Run!”, the new track is lifted from WILLOW’s forthcoming ‘empathogen’ album.

Playboi Carti Debuts New Songs at Lyrical Lemonade's Summer Smash Festival
Music

Playboi Carti Debuts New Songs at Lyrical Lemonade's Summer Smash Festival

The rapper is rumored to be releasing his third studio LP this year.


You Can Stay at “The Hotel" of Bianca Saunders for SS25
Fashion 

You Can Stay at “The Hotel" of Bianca Saunders for SS25

“Looking at a lot of tourist sightings, I wanted to mix it with British tailoring — going to Jamaica in the 1940s and what that would have been like for someone who was packing,” she tells Hypebeast.

5Pointz Developer Appeals to Supreme Court, Refuses to Pay $6.8 Million USD to Artists
Art

5Pointz Developer Appeals to Supreme Court, Refuses to Pay $6.8 Million USD to Artists

Also calling the 1990 VARA act, which protects works of art, unconstitutional.

Official Look at the Air Jordan 1 "Satin Snake"
Footwear

Official Look at the Air Jordan 1 "Satin Snake"

Smooth satin and slithering snakeskin collide on this new Air Jordan 1.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Announce Eight Round Exhibition Fight
Sports

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Announce Eight Round Exhibition Fight

The all-time greats are returning to the ring this September.

Washington NFL Franchise to Play as "Washington Football Team" Until New Name Is Chosen
Sports

Washington NFL Franchise to Play as "Washington Football Team" Until New Name Is Chosen

After officially retiring its controversial name and logo last week.

'Forza Motorsport' Is Coming to the Xbox Series X With 4K Capabilities and 60FPS Gameplay
Gaming

'Forza Motorsport' Is Coming to the Xbox Series X With 4K Capabilities and 60FPS Gameplay

It however will not be called ‘Forza Motorsport 8.’


The Hundreds Finally Issues 'Back to the Future II' Collaboration
Fashion

The Hundreds Finally Issues 'Back to the Future II' Collaboration

A long-awaited follow-up to the brand’s fan-favorite 2015 partnership.

Clotilde Jiménez Explores the Black Body and Queer Identity in "THE CONTEST"
Art

Clotilde Jiménez Explores the Black Body and Queer Identity in "THE CONTEST"

Using the boxer and bodybuilder as motifs.

1xRUN Releases Over 70 Exclusive Artist-Designed Skate Decks
Art

1xRUN Releases Over 70 Exclusive Artist-Designed Skate Decks

Featuring works by Cyrcle, Keyin Lyons and many more.

'Halo Infinite' Introduces An Open World to Classic Gameplay in New Trailer
Gaming

'Halo Infinite' Introduces An Open World to Classic Gameplay in New Trailer

Shown during the Xbox Games Showcase.

Queer Apparel Label HOMOCO Drops Tom of Finland Centennial Collection
Fashion

Queer Apparel Label HOMOCO Drops Tom of Finland Centennial Collection

A workwear-inspired apparel range featuring This is Amit’s illustrations.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.