McKusick has been doing some writing of her own since joining the band permanently. Her deeply personal lyrics cover everything from relationships, sexuality, sexual assault and manipulation to identity and insecurity. It’s McKusick’s first time in a band, but she’s settling in.
“Joining a band is a whole new experience for me,” McKusick said. “Writing music and interacting with other musicians creatively is a challenge, but I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”
After writing for a year, they recorded their debut EP. Altogether, the six songs comprising Sleep Year present the beginnings of a skillful young rock band artfully navigating their wide spectrum of influences.
The Charlotte-based label Self Aware Records released the six-track EP on cassette, CD and digital format on March 15th, 2019.