Waterparks are again with their first new music in virtually a yr, dropping the infectious single ‘FUNERAL GREY’ – hear beneath.
The Texas trio have been teasing their return for the reason that starting of the yr. In February, they shared an replace on their fifth studio album, the follow-up to final yr’s ‘Best Hits’, teasing that it was “80 per cent done”.
They then teased that if ‘Best Hits’ was “an indoor nighttime album”, the new record would be “an outdoor daytime album”. Additionally they hinted at an imminent single launch, writing in a word: “In all probability must allow you to hear one thing quickly huh?”
Waterparks – comprising Awsten Knight, Geoff Wigington and Otto Wooden – have signed with Fueled By Ramen, following their departure from 300 Leisure; ‘FUNERAL GREY’ is their first observe for the enduring different label.
“After which she walked away/ I didn’t get her title/ I can’t clarify the look on her face/ She wore a sweater in summer season climate, yeah,” Knight sings on the bouncy, guitar-led observe.
“She wore a sweater, it was funeral gray/ And now it’s killing me/ I simply need you to be my subsequent mistake that I’m gonna make/ She wore a sweater in summer season climate, yeah/ She wore a sweater, it was funeral gray.”
‘FUNERAL GREY’ comes with a video directed by Knight and Erik Rojas. You’ll be able to test it out beneath:
Chatting with NME at Studying Pageant final yr, Knight revealed that there are some collaborative tracks sitting in the Waterparks vault.
Texas rapper De’Wayne beforehand featured on their 2021 single ‘You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everybody Was Out To Get You)’, and Aswten informed NME that this wasn’t the one tune they labored on. “I’ve received a number of issues with De’Wayne”, explaining that the duo labored on songs remotely throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
“There was one tune we did the place we simply went forwards and backwards quite a bit and it’s actually cool, so possibly that one will come out in some unspecified time in the future, one way or the other.”
He additionally informed NME that the pop-punk band had loads of demos leftover from ‘Greatest Hits’.
“There are by much more demos for ‘Best Hits’ than another album [we’ve written], there are 108,” he stated. “Perhaps we’ll pull one or two… Perhaps I’ll leak stuff if I’m in that temper. I get in that temper generally the place I’m antsy and I’m like, ‘Obtained to do one thing… go!’”