THE USED // Have Shared New Single ‘Giving Up’ Off Their Upcoming Album ‘Toxic Positivity’

Rock icons The Used have shared new single Giving Up off their upcoming album Toxic Positivity, out this Friday, May 19 via Big Noise.

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Fans can stream Giving Up now at and pre-save Toxic Positivity at

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When asked to describe Giving Up, vocalist Bert McCracken shares one of his favourite William Shakespeare quotes to give a deeper meaning to the track: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

Giving Up is the second single released from Toxic Positivity, following lead single Numb. Over 20 years into their career, Toxic Positivity is everything fans have come to know and love from The Used–straightforward, in-your-face, destructive, and vulnerable all at once.

Fans can stream Toxic Positivity in full from May 19, this Friday, at

The Used have also recently released two no-holds-barred singles, Fuck You and People Are Vomit.

Established in 2000, The Used was brought to life and has since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock. High-energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock were the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.

The Used released their ninth studio album, Heartwork (Deluxe), in 2021 via Big Noise. The extended album features 11 never-before-heard tracks that were all written during the original Heartwork (2020) sessions.

The Used is Bert McCracken (Vocals), Jepha (Bass), Dan Whitesides (Drums), and Joey Bradford (Guitar).

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