Aussie pop punk favs Between You and Me returned to their prime earlier this year with ‘Supervillain’, which saw them embark on one of their biggest breakthroughs. If ‘Supervillain’ was a little too left field for you, then maybe you’re going to enjoy their follow up single even more.
While ‘Deadbeat’ feels a little more familiar with some of the band’s earlier releases on Everything is Temporary, it also marks the band’s punchiest track yet. Inspired by that brain-numbing feeling that sends you on a downward spiral, the song steps it up with a heavier punky style and it encapsulates the band’s progression since they unleashed ‘Overthinking’ way back in 2017.
Frontman Jake Wilson explains how the song sums up his reflections on his own behaviour on personal relationships:
“Being in a band, I am often away from home for long periods of time. Whilst at home, I also found myself prioritising my own endeavours over my relationship. During the pandemic, I was able to spend a lot more time with my girlfriend and I felt a sense of remorse for the unwavering support that she gave me whilst I was absorbed in my own career. ‘Deadbeat’ is a self-reflection of my behaviours as a boyfriend and how I recognised I needed to do better.”
With ‘Deadbeat’ having the potential in becoming the new fan favourite at shows (when they return), this is absolutely a stellar pop punk anthem for the history books. Turn it up!
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Stream ‘Deadbeat’ here