Fully Involved Announce New Music
Fully Involved has clearly come a long way since 2014’s 'Miracle Drought'. The Long Beach-based power pop project spearheaded by Mark Berman has been on a sharp upturn since last year’s Insulince. Coming off of two projects that were commendable, but simultaneously unexceptional, Berman created one of the best EP’s of 2018, full of rage and anger, while being a short concept EP about dealing with type one diabetes. Featuring one of the best pop songs of 2018 with ‘Tend to You,' 'Insulince' is excellent, but we're here to premiere the first sample of what’s next, and it’s definitely good.
'Simmer' is immediately bigger and grander than anything Fully Involved has ever done before, and yet it’s comfortable in tone for Berman. There’s something hypnotic about the different tones and sounds, coming from a mix of angelic guitars, synths, and sturdy drum work. While it may not be the best song that he’s ever made, 'Simmer' adds to the expectations for the upcoming EP 'Participation Trophies'. Working with producer David Antonio Garcia on the new project, it’s clearly one to look out for. Midline talked to Berman briefly about the forthcoming EP and asked him about what to expect and more.