Get the tissues ready, this one’s gonna hurt!
Fresh from the announcement of their inclusion at Full Tilt Festival in July (where they revealed they’ll be playing their 2011 album Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing in full); The Wonder Years have popped up again with a new song that’s going to send salt water droplets down your face when you sing along to the words frontman Dan Campbell is yelling at you…
‘Oldest Daughter‘ is a heartfelt story about an older sibling who doesn’t check in that much with you or your family these days and Dan lets it all out as he comes to terms with his missing sister with lyrics that slap you in the face hard and honestly.
You can hear the pain as he sings the words ‘You drift in with the wind and use a library computer to check in/“You can’t sleep at the table, ma’am—you’re scaring the kids.” followed up with ‘I can’t find an address; nobody seems to know where you’re living at/I got you a birthday gift, and I wanna send it with pictures of my kids.’
If you have a distant sibling, especially one named Madelyn, you’re gonna burst into tears with this one. It comes from the band’s upcoming yet-to-be-announced seventh album which follows on from 2018’s Sister Cities.
On the new single, the band shared:
“Well over a year after this process started, we’re elated to say that Oldest Daughter streaming everywhere right now and that a new album is forthcoming. We love these songs more than we’ve ever loved a collection of our work before and we can’t wait to continue sharing them with you”
If you love your pop punk with meaningful lyrics and heavy themes throughout, then you should be on The Wonder Years hype train already, if not, play catch up!
Stream ‘Oldest Daughter‘ here