Premiere: Dancing in the Beautiful Depths of Similar Kind’s Buoyant & Bold “I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore”

Similar Kind © Tom Stewart
Similar Kind © Tom Stewart
A beautifully bold, unapologetic look at the self, Similar Kind’s radiant and catchy “I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore” soars high while diving deep as the Norwalk indie pop band reel in the throes of internal conflict.
“I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore ” – Similar Kind




Stunningly intimate and radiantly expressive, Similar Kind’s new single is self-reflection of the highest order: A beautifully bold and unapologetic look at the self, “I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore” soars high while diving deep as the Norwalk indie pop band wrestle in the throes of internal conflict. Perhaps the endless battle of who we are vs who we want to be doesn’t have to go on forever, after all.

I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore - Similar Kind
I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore – Similar Kind
this isn’t how it’s meant to be
running back and forth
picking out clothes calloused tippy toes

can’t stay here but there’s nowhere to go
questions shoved in the closet like a child
make ‘em wait there for a little while

can’t avoid them for long
they always come out when i’m drunk
this isn’t how it’s meant to be
i don’t wanna fight anymore
mirrors always betray me
labels don’t feel right anymore
i’m only waiting painfully
this constant back and forth
is a bore this isn’t how it’s meant to be

i don’t wanna fight anymore

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering the music and video for “I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore,” the buoyant and catchy new single from Norwalk, Connecticut’s Similar Kind. First introduced to the world in 2019, the indie pop band of Julia Breen, Benjamin McNamara, Evan Murphy, Nate Porter, Kenny Cash, Miles Dominici make music that is irresistibly sweet and heartbreakingly sentimental. Akin to (yet definitively distinct from) bands like MisterWives and Johnnyswim, their songs envelop you in earworm goodness, while their lyrics stop you dead in your tracks. Whether Julia Breen is singing about infatuation and longing, desire and insecurity, “Parked Car Conversations,” or identity and inner tension, Similar Kind have an uncanny way of keeping us humming their tunes long after the music’s over.

Similar Kind © Tom Stewart
Similar Kind © Tom Stewart

“I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore” is the band’s first release of 2022 and a teaser off their forthcoming sophomore EP. Glowing with a polished pop finessed, the track grooves and glistens with charming guitars, a driving rhythm section, and blissful synths. The instruments’ indisputably upbeat and cheery tone serves to complement Breen’s gutting lyrics about identity struggle and the disparity between one’s self-image and oneself. Her words carry considerable weight, speaking to an intense amount of introspection and an ongoing journey that neither begins, nor ends, with this song. To varying degrees, we all undergo this process of self-discovery and understanding – though few of us are willing to so vulnerably and explicitly put it out into the world, let alone share it in song.

nothing feels quite right for me
even how my voice sits in this song
i’m uncomfortable
don’t feel right but don’t wanna be wrong
this isn’t how it’s meant to be
i don’t wanna fight anymore
mirrors always betray me
labels don’t feel right anymore
i’m only waiting painfully
this constant back and forth
is a bore this isn’t how it’s meant to be

i don’t wanna fight anymore

“’I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore’ is about internal conflict with yourself,” Julia Breen tells Atwood Magazine. “For the music video we wanted to have a-little fun with that concept by making Julia an actor in all these fake movies about fighting taking inspiration from Rocky, Kill Bill & Charlie’s Angels. The music video is directed by Ben McNamara (the guitar player in the band) and Guzman Gonzalez.”

Similar Kind © Tom Stewart
Similar Kind © Tom Stewart
I’ve been riding the Metro North back and forth
I think change is a good thing,
it just means we’re growin’
is it true to myself to keep things as they are?

i don’t know, i don’t know… all i know is…

Who knew intimacy and vulnerability could be channeled into such eye-catching, ear-swooning goodness? Similar Kind’s latest release will have you singing along to the chorus long before you internalize the depth of Breen’s words. The magic of music is that you can revel in the highs while dwelling in the lows all at once: You don’t have to choose one path or route of understanding. “I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore” is both a celebration and an implosion; stream this sparkling outpouring now exclusively on Atwood Magazine.

this isn’t how it’s meant to be
i don’t wanna fight anymore
mirrors always betray me
labels don’t feel right anymore
i’m only waiting painfully
this constant back and forth
is a bore this isn’t how it’s meant to be

i don’t wanna fight anymore

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“I Don’t Wanna Fight Anymore ” – Similar Kind



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