The urgency and theatrics of Cooke's vocal presence helped steer the band toward an exciting new sound. Energized by the way "Vertigo" sounded, Neverkept decided to release it as their debut single. It quickly began racking up streams on YouTube and Spotify, where it was featured on an official playlist. Soon, Neverkept noticed that more and more listeners had begun adding the song to personal playlists, too. With just one track, the new-minted band had made a splash.
Neverkept are looking ahead to 2020 with plans to release their debut album. In the lyrics they’ve been writing, they’ve tackled heavy topics like coping with anxiety and questions of self-worth. Their mission is to sing about the parts of life that are often difficult to speak about, rupturing taboos around mental illness and other fraught social topics, while always keeping their eyes trained on hope.