Dawes have shared another new original single due to appear on the American rock outfit’s forthcoming studio album, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER, due out on October 2nd via Rounder Records.

The new recording, “Didn’t Fix Me”, follows the previously shared “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?”, and the band hopes the song helps to shine a light on personal care and mental health.

“It feels very natural to outsource our problems,” singer Taylor Goldsmith added in a press statement with their new song. “Telling ourselves ‘once I have this job, this partner, this amount of money, etc, I will be happy’ is really effective and convenient. Unfortunately, no one’s life actually works that way. I’m sure we all know plenty of miserable people who seem to have it all and plenty of blissful people that seem to have close to nothing. This song is about the efforts one makes to find some easy fix, unable to recognize that it will never work that way, that we are in the end our own responsibility.”

Listen to the new recording via its animated video below. The video’s animation was inspired by the style in those classic children’s books, as illustrated by Joshua Swallow.

Dawes – “Didn’t Fix Me”

[Video: Dawes]

Earlier this year Dawes singer Taylor Goldsmith teamed up with folk guitarist Molly Tuttle for an enchanting cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Standing on the Moon”.