Derek Ausseresses, an Arizona native who makes music under the name Kid Picked Last, has premiered his debut single “Meant for More” on New Noise Magazine. The pop-punk/EZcore tune was co-produced by Nick Ingram and Oshie Bichar (Beartooth, City Lights), the latter of which contributed guitar to the track. Ausseresses penned the lyrics after being burned by someone he trusted and considered a close friend. Instead of letting the situation get him down, he used it as motivation to better himself because doing well can sometimes be the best “F you.”
“‘Meant for More’ is a song about overcoming,” says Ausseresses. “It’s the proverbial proving ground in the face of those that have doubted you and tried to tear you down. It’s an anthem to sing in the faces of those people that said you couldn’t do something.”
“Meant For More”is available now on Spotify.
Check out the video for “Meant For More” by Kid Picked Last here!