The New Limits Bring The Heat with New Single “Dead Weight”

Boston Ska band showcases new singer and horn section in first new material since 2017

Boston ska, rocksteady & soul band The New Limits have returned with the single “Dead Weight”, their first new material since 2017. The single heralds in a new era for the band, who have been re-energized by their new seven member line-up, featuring a new lead singer and a revitalized horn section.

“Dead Weight” sees The New Limits bringing out the heavier side of the traditional umbrella they operate in; distorted guitars and chunky syncopated hits propel the song forward, with lyrics encouraging cutting toxic people out of your life.

“I’d been working on the music on and off since 2012,” guitarist and songwriter Jacob Wake Up explains. “In the midst of the tumultuous second half of the 2010s, it occurred to me that I could no longer maintain relationships with people who were bringing me down. As with so much of my songwriting, it’s a conversation I’m having with myself.”

First Listen

Listen to “Dead Weight” streaming everywhere Friday, July 5, 2024. Pre-save on Spotify today. 

“Dead Weight”
Written by Jacob Wake Up!
Horn Arrangement by Miles “Baze” Blackwood Robinson
Engineered & Mixed by Jesse Vengrove
Mastered by Scoops Dardaris

Jacob Wake Up! – Guitar, Vocals
Thomas Vezeau – Drums
Alex Chiasson – Bass Guitar
Miles “Baze” Blackwood Robinson – Saxophone
Austin Arroco – Trombone
Julia Wolfe – Vocals
Matty C – Trumpet
Michaela Olson – Trumpet (not featured)

Artwork by Kat Delitto