TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Catching on their new EP, ‘Teenage Fiction Part 1’


New Jersey pop rock four-piece the Catching just released their debut EP late last month. Filled with a youthful vitality, positive messages, and occasional danceable vibes, Teenage Fiction Part 1 is a five-track collection of infectious, radio-ready jams evident of great potential.

The Catching’s vocalist and bassist Holden Glazer took the time to break down the EP for Substream with explanations about each of its five tracks. Check it out below.

HOLDEN GLAZER: This EP is a culmination of songs about my youth and experiences that have defined my adolescence. It will hold a special place in the band’s and my heart forever. We really hope you enjoy it and make wonderful memories with the music with us!

“Ready Set Go” was written over two years ago… kinda. I had written the chorus at a family event where I was bored. When I had the chance to slip away, I went and sat with my acoustic guitar and just played the chorus over and over. Fast forward a year and a half and I play that chorus from my phone for my producer, Skidd Mills, and after a little writing/studio production—voilá! The song is about feeling left out or excluded from a crowd and is an ode to kids that have been bullied or feel like they can’t be themselves. I’ve been there and this song was a way to release those emotions and for me to tell people that it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. Just do you.

“Seventeen” is a song about my generation’s general reckless attitude and method of confrontation. Specifically, I addressed the fact that kids my age and below like to hide behind their cell phones rather than talk in person. When you’re young, you think the world is your oyster and live life like it’s limitless. I wanted to capture that youthful energy through my lyrics and dynamic of the music. I wrote the song on my couch, tapping a pen on a piece of paper while doing homework and just kept singing the chorus’ “ooohs,”

With a similar message to “Ready Set Go,” “Wild Ones” has a more positive connotation about embracing your scars or imperfections and a call to action to use those to differentiate yourself from the common crowd and join the one you truly belong to. We wrote this song at my house jamming in my conservatory over a year ago. It came as is automatically.

“Lighter” has a deep meaning for me. I had written it about people I have known that have been addicted to something bad for them, like a drug, love, or a person in general that, even though it harms them, they go back to. It’s our first piano-driven song (not our only, hint hint) and was written after a show while Jake [Farbman, guitar] and I were sitting at the piano in my house. It was an honest and very real moment and it turned into something bigger when it was recorded.

“Worldwide Girl” is about that special someone that you would go anywhere or do anything for just to be with no matter what; the person that makes your heart skip a beat or causes you to have butterflies in your stomach from the second their eyes meet yours.