Rising alt-rock band second thoughts answer our whimsical questions in order to help us get to know them better.
Welcome to Fresh Face, a new quick-fire interview series spotlighting the best rising talents in today’s youthful music scene. From biggest pet peeves to party tricks and death row meals, we’re stripping things back from the formal Q&A format. Think of it like speed dating, but with some of the freshest music makers worth discovering.
For fans of Sports Team and The 1975, second thoughts are the four-piece bringing the much-loved sounds of the 2010s back to the fore – and not just that, they’re making it cool again.
Teeming with air guitar-inducing melodies, crashing, anthemic choruses and whimsical, relatable lyrics, second thoughts already have seven singles and one EP under their belt in the space of two years, and they’re not slowing down, either. Recently, they’ve been gigging around the UK, supporting Sports Team at their Manchester show, and playing in Birmingham, Bristol, and Leeds.
From summery tune “how could i be so blind?” to the jangling “new zealand”, it’s hard not to love the sounds of second thoughts. Their latest single, “joyrider”, produced by Ross MacDonald (The 1975) and mixed by Iain Berryman (Wolf Alice), sees the band slip out of their indie shoes and step into a more alt-rock space.
As a testament to the band’s burgeoning star power, they’ve already gone viral on TikTok and have numerous Instagram fan accounts, discord chatrooms and meme accounts on Twitter (and that’s how you know you’ve really made it).
Notion caught up with second thoughts to ask them what we all really want to know, like which song they smash out at karaoke, and why Da Vinci is the best person to get stuck in a life with. Dive in!
Which celebrity would you like to be stuck in a lift with?
Are we alone in the universe?
What’s your party trick?
Biggest achievement so far?
Bucket list goals?
What’s the biggest misconception about being a musician?
Favourite song to dance to?
One thing you want to change about the music industry?
Finish the sentence: I feel happiest when…