Melbourne’s Paperweight began the year with their bright and upbeat single ‘Whisper Games’ and absolutely nailed their first ever headliner show. While it’s been relatively quiet for the four piece since, the young four-piece are finishing 2021 almost as strong as they started it with a spot on the inaugural Knight and Day Festival. The event marks the band’s debut festival set and what better way to celebrate that than a brand new single?!
‘Tracks’ sees frontman Haris Dillinger, guitarists Luana Tosti-Guerra, Tom Ballinger and drummer Basil February reflect on past experiences, take the lessons learnt and use that productively to create a better, brighter future for all. To celebrate new beginnings, Paperweight gathered their friends from all over to get you hyped for this pumpin’ new track, stating:
“We recorded ‘Tracks’ in March this year when everything was on the upswing. Then lockdown threw all our plans into disarray… Curiously, once we finally were able to start planning this release, we started to relate to the song in different ways as it took on all new meanings based on the experience that was 2021. In a weird way, it feels more relevant now than when it was written, and we truly can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly), ‘Tracks’ is a cathartic blend of pop punky guitars and compelling lyrics that hit the mark on what it feels like to find solace in your favourite piece of music. It’s a breath of fresh air for the band, who have only been on the up and up since their debut over a year ago. I’m already feeling like this song is going to be the summer anthem for Aussie pop punkers everywhere. Yiew..!
Words By Tamara May @citylightstam
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