We’ve all been there. Laying in bed late at night contemplating our existence and the reason we’re all here, living and breathing. If you’ve never experienced an existential crisis or been freaked out by the pure existence of human kind, consider yourself lucky. For some, it’s a daily occurrence.

L.A. indie pop outfit Yacht Punk can surely relate. That’s why the band–consisting of Graham Bockmiller (vocals), Michael Pozzi (guitar), Tricky (drums) and Justin Ricard (bass)– crafted a song after the feeling of existential dread.

Today, we’re excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the band’s song, “Existential Freakout.” It’s a groovy tune with head-bobbing moments around every corner, and while the track tackles a fairly universal feeling, it spins the anxiety in a positive light.

When asked about the song, the band said:


“We ended up using a bunch of strange sounds during the recording process. In a way, it ended up sounding almost like a dance track. We utilized bongo sounds from a Costa Rican percussionist, jangling cowbell, electronic samples, and an interview with a ’90s supermodel. Most would consider having a ‘freakout’ a negative thing, but I wanted to try and change into something pleasurable. I wanted the song to have a frantic energy like you’re on the verge of an emotional meltdown, but then it transforms into an enjoyable panic attack.”

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