Nothing are ready to return with their new release, Dance On The Blacktop. The album's lead single and video is "Zero Day," a song for deep thinking. The album is an interesting release, as its story is told through the eyes and mind of Domenic Palermo, who was recently diagnozed with the early stages of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a neurodegenerative disease found in people with serious head injuries. The record was written over the course of 23 days, as the band members hunkered down in a tiny New York City apartment to demo songs. As the process unfolded, it became clear that the effect left on his psyche from the diagnosis would leave a large mark on the new material. Producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) oversaw the recording process.
Regarding the new single, Palermo explained, "Zero Day' refers to the amount of difficulty a person faces when attempting to close the door on all sense, meaning, or value when thinking on our existence is hard to put in words, but to me it has always been the latter. I've laid awake countless nights contemplating human life, its hostile uselessness, and why I'm one of the few who choose to see it that way yet manage to move onward. So I suppose in that sense 'Zero Day' is a song of paradoxical enlightenment."