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PARKWAY DRIVE Releases First New Song In Four Years, ‘Glitch’

Australian juggernauts PARKWAY DRIVE have steadily developed from steel underdogs to festival-headlining behemoth, off the again of shut to twenty grueling years, six critically and commercially acclaimed studio albums (all of which achieved gold standing of their dwelling nation),three documentaries, one reside album, practically a billion complete streams, and lots of, many hundreds of exhibits. At present, they’ve shared the video for the model new single “Glitch”. The track explores the issues that our minds expertise when we’re not awake — however not but asleep — the world of night time terrors and sleep paralysis. It additionally marks the primary new materials from the band since 2018’s “Reverence” album.

PARKWAY DRIVE have at all times walked the road of balancing the sunshine and the darkish, and ‘Glitch’ is not any exception,” the band shares. “Sonically, we aimed to create a darkish, heavy, and unnerving journey whereas nonetheless crafting a melody that burrows its manner into your thoughts. Lyrically, the track offers with the phenomenon of night time terrors and sleep paralysis. Everyone knows the facility our minds possess, however true terror manifests when your thoughts and all its fears takes bodily management of your physique. The glitch in your mind, the place nightmares and actuality cross.”

Two years in the past, PARKWAY DRIVE vocalist Winston McCall confirmed to Knotfest.com that he and his bandmates have been utilizing their coronavirus downtime to work on materials for the follow-up to “Reverence”. Requested what particularly has been inspiring his vocal and lyrical method for the brand new PARKWAY DRIVE music, McCall mentioned: “The whole lot, to be sincere. It’s totally attention-grabbing sitting again and permitting, I assume, random thought to drive the precise sound and following that thread. As a result of whenever you’re continuously on the highway, you are continuously on this media-driven… We’re bombarded with sounds and every little thing happening throughout the world, I believe it is taken one thing like this [coronavirus crisis] to understand the quantity of stimulation we now have. So when it is taken away, it provides you form of an thought to have the ability to hint the place thought patterns are coming from… It is actually simply, ‘Why is my mind drawn to this beat? Why is my mind drawn to this type of vocals? What sound is driving me with this?’ after which following these patterns… I believe it is looking for a extra primal connection to the precise music.”

PARKWAY DRIVE‘s “Viva The Underdogs”, the soundtrack to the band’s documentary movie by the identical title, was launched in March 2020. That includes 11 reside tracks from the band’s 2019 headlining set at German heavy steel competition Wacken Open Air, the soundtrack additionally contains three studio tracks recorded in German; “Würgegriff (Vice Grip)”, “Die Leere (The Void)” and “Schattenboxen (Shadow Boxing)”, which options German rapper Casper.

The documentary “Viva The Underdogs” options over a decade of behind-the-scenes private footage, coupled with unprecedented entry to the band’s most explosive reside excursions and world’s greatest music festivals. The movie provides an extremely sincere and candid take a look at PARKWAY DRIVE‘s 15-year underdog journey; the nice occasions, battles, triumphs, and sacrifices.

PARKWAY DRIVE is a five-piece steel band from Byron Bay, Australia shaped in 2002. The band options McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O’Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon.

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