Worry Club is a household name around Early Rising and there are a hundred million reasons why that’s the case – all you have to do is listen to the music and you’ll know exactly why. While we all have a great deal of respect for the rich history of Chicago’s rap scene, The Club is at the front and center of the indie scene right now and is really making a name for itself. At the helm of it all is the club’s fearless leader, Chase Walsh, and the growth he’s made with his music over the past 12 months has been exponential. I actually had the pleasure of seeing Worry Club play live in Norman, Oklahoma and I have to say that they are without a doubt one of the best up-and-coming bands I’ve seen perform live, if not the best. The music has always been there and to know that they crush it on the live side as well makes me buy into the Worry Club hype train that much more. With some of the craziest independent music out there and upcoming show performances with Tom The Mailman and Goth Babe at an official Lollapalooza after-party, Worry Club is on its way to the moon and is exactly where it needs to be.
Although this write-up should have been on the E.R. site since the day this project dropped, on Thursday, May 12th, Worry Club returned to the release circle with a vengeance as they dropped their new 6-song EP, “ur not real”, which delivered in a big way (all-caps). The first project that the club has dropped since 2020 when they released “Chase’s Hands”, “ur not real” is without question my favorite body of work that I’ve heard from an artist in recent months and one that I know will hold a steady spot in my rotation for years to come. Although 4 of the songs were released prior, Worry Club surprised us with 2 incredible new records on the EP (“skate 3 speed glitch (ur not real) and “DEATHBLOW”) which have been stuck in my head since the day they dropped. And while I love every last record on this project, half of it is made up of my favorite Worry Club records of all-time (“Deathblow”, “Lately”, and “Pretty Face”), so if you’re in the mood for indie records that will melt your face off, then “ur not real” was made for you.
That said, if you haven’t already given “ur not real” the listens it deserves, then head on down to the spotify preview link below and do exactly that. Worry Club is on the rise and there is no stopping now, so be on the lookout for new music from the club in the near future.