“The song is generally about loss and change,” said Jake Knuth, “it’s meant different things to me in this way at different times. It’s also a little bit about the regret of having things for granted.”
“On a more specific level, it’s about the terror and sadness that overcomes me when I think about the fact that my memory is me and that my memory is limited and impermanent – and everything that I am and every moment, however profound, however beautiful, will go away and, for all anyone knows or cares, ultimately might as well never have existed.”
“And on a very specific, literal level, this song makes me think of my kids and my youth, and I want to preserve what I can in whatever form I can to remember things. My kids will never be babies again, and all of the profound moments in their development fade and disappear over time without things to keep the memory alive. Same goes for all of the early years of my own life that I remember less and less of all the time.”
Much thought and ultimate fit of emotions were laid in the DNA of ‘Picture’. Individuals, men, dads, friends, acquaintances, strangers – The Unfit socially abound in such decadent honesty, that it can burst you into bits, if you try analyzing them so. The prominence and providence of life, seeds deeply and proactively in the rock that The Unfit provides.
‘Picture’ is one of their slower additions, and when you listen to their singles, in the best traditions of The Hives, The Strokes, and The Vines, the gang in this beautifully engaging music of The Unfit, fits anywhere – anytime.
Be raw. Energetic. Forever rockin’. The Unfit does.
The Unfit formed in Seattle in 2012. After years of sparse shows, sporadic recording sessions, and scattered postings of tracks online, old high school friends and longtime Seattle musicians Jake Knuth, Michael Lee, T.J. Johnson, and Tyler Johnson will be releasing their self-titled debut June 2020.
They’re music are quite the experience.