Ricky Himself has today released his new single, ‘Parasocial’ featuring Mark Hoppus. The track follows recent singles, ‘I Know You Like Black Flag’, ‘I Might Die’ and ‘F’d Up (But It’s True)’, all of which appear on his forthcoming ‘Poser’ EP which is released on December 1st through Alamo Records.
‘Parasocial’, he explains, “is about feeling like you love someone you don’t even know, maybe it’s a celebrity or someone who is a friend of a friend, or someone you see on social media.”
The song itself he says, “came about very naturally. Me and Dylan (Bauld, producer) made this song on our first day meeting each other. We were bonding over the bands we grew up on and Blink 182 came up. Dylan said ‘I think Mark would really like this song’ and in my mind I was like – yeah right. Two days later, Dylan said, ‘I sent it over to Mark’ and within a week we were in a session with one of my idols re-writing and working on the song together. Blink has been a soundtrack to so many moments in my life and to have my voice recorded on the same song as his is insane.”
Ricky Himself – Poser EP Released – December 1st, 2021 Produced + Mixed by Dylan Bauld Mastered by Mike Kalajian