Toad the Wet Sprocket drops new original song | The Music Universe

“Starting Now” is first track from new studio album in 2021

Toad the Wet Sprocket announces the release of “Starting Now,” the first single and title track from their upcoming album, their first full-length release since 2013. “Starting Now” is available at all digital streaming services worldwide.

The recording of “Starting Now” started before the pandemic in 2020, and as a band first, the track was completed in the band’s individual home studios. “Starting Now” was recorded, engineered and produced by the band (Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols & Dean Dinning) along with long-time collaborator Mikal Blue, who also worked on the band’s previous releases New Constellation (2013) and Architect of the Ruin (2015).

“I wrote this song about two years ago after listening to an On Being podcast”, states Glen Phillips, “They were talking about optimism and pessimism being passive states where the future is presumed to be set so no action is needed, but hope being the acceptance that the outcome is uncertain but the good work is worth doing regardless. That’s only become more important as time has gone on.”

The official music video for “Starting Now” is now available with the official lyric video premiere set for Friday, October 9th.

A new line of merchandise is also available in the Toad the Wet Sprocket online store.