Growers HYU To LYK They’ll TTYL, BTW

The Toronto pop-punks kick up their heels on their energized new single.

Growers are energetic AF on their spry new single TTYL — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The second single from the Toronto band’s upcoming new EP Cry Baby, TTYL arrives straight from the early 2000s. Penned by guitarist Matt Raitt, the song evolved along the way, with producer Brad Nelson (Billy Talent, Headstones, Alanis Morrisette) adding his input by changing the verse sections. Matt also enlisted singler Charlie Joy to rewrite the verse and pre-chorus, allowing TTYL to be brought into the light in its truest form.

With an intro chorus of searing vocals, stabby guitars and blooming drums, TTYL lifts off right from the beginning. Traditional ’90s guitar and bass down-strums throughout the verses keep the pacing before launching into another soaring chorus. The energy that TTYL brings to the room is enough to power any club on its own.

Growers are a four-piece rock outfit feature Joy, Raitt, drummer Chris Raitt and bassist Nate Clapinson. Formed in 2019, Growers have played a plethora of successful shows, won a battle of the bands and staged a string of sold-out gigs at hometown venues like the Horseshoe Tavern, El Mocambo and Lee’s Palace. In 2020, the band continued their success by winning a $2,000 grant from Corus Entertainment for their single and video The 90’s.

Speaking of the ’90s, Growers have channeled their sound straight from this late era — with a little bit of the early 2000s thrown in for good measure. Mixing pop-punk at its finest with hints of Blink-182, Weezer and Fall Out Boy, they boast crunchy guitars, popping bass and bouncing drums — while vocalist Joy releases more energy than the Energizer Bunny.

Check out TTYL above, hear more from Growers below, and follow them on Facebook.