Back in 2020, Dominic Fike offered up an enticing debut project in the form of What Could Possibly Go Wrong, on which he delivered 14 featureless tracks. Since then, we’ve seen him make his acting debut on season two of HBO’s Euphoria, quickly becoming a fan favorite among household names like Zendaya and Jacob Elordi. Now that he has more free time to pour back into music, the “3 Nights” hitmaker is gearing up to drop his sophomore album, Sunburn.
The singer shared the big news earlier this month, along with confirmation of a July 7 release date. So far he’s given us one single, “Dancing In The Courthouse,” which was followed this New Music Friday (May 26) by another sure-fire hit. Called “Ant Pile,” the latest release finds Fike candidly reflecting on his first love, which definitely came with plenty of awkward moments during his younger years. As Uproxx notes, the forthcoming project is autobiographical in nature, and inspired by his childhood in Florida.
“First grade / Somebody tied you to an ant pile / And that wasn’t even the worst day / Back then you knew I always liked you,” the multi-talent begins his first verse, revealing to listeners that his feelings for the girl in question stretch far back long before he found fame. “Ninth grade / I picked you up before the first date,” the 27-year-old later adds. “You were allergic to your entrée / You couldn’t do pasta.”
Check out Dominic Fike’s latest single, “Ant Pile,” on YouTube above, or add it to your playlist on Spotify/Apple Music. Are you looking forward to the Florida native’s Sunburn album? Let us know in the comments, and check back later this weekend for more SONGWEB release recommendations.
The higher-ups will tell you what you can’t eat
Where you can’t go, how to dress, how to act decent
I’ve seen you fall to pieces
Seen you completely naked
There’s no more ways you can surprise me