DAWES – ” Misadventures of a Doomscroller “

Posted: July 17, 2022 in MUSIC

Dawes’ new album “Misadventures of a Doomscroller” is due out July 22nd, and the latest single is “Comes in Waves,” which they’ve shared a new performance video for. “I had this riff and one of the verses for a while,” frontman Taylor Goldsmith says. “Griffin, Wylie and Mike Viola came over to my backyard – this was peak Covid – to just play music together for one of the first times since lockdown. I started sharing the song and Griffin and Mike started singing their background parts you hear on the choruses on the record immediately. It inspired me to finish writing it. The lyric is about the arbitrary demands I make on myself. I want to perceive me or my life a certain way but I make no exceptions for an off day or a misstep.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on being minimalists. With this record we set out on being MAXIMALISTS,” says Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith. “Still a quartet. Still not letting these songs hide behind any tricks or effects. But really letting the songs breathe and stretch and live however they want to. We decided to stop having any regard for short attention spans. Our ambitions go beyond the musical with this one. We also wanted to honour the traditional length of a vinyl record 40-45 minutes but disregard any concern for numbers of tracks. The way Miles or Herbie often did. Documenting the songs is only half of the picture. For this record, they’re also the platform for us to jump off from and get lost in. I think the best way I can say it is we wanted this record to be less a collection of songs and more a collection of music.”

Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s all transient, and only when I can live in some version of that awareness – which is itself transient – am I able to bat away any fears or anxieties or the consequences of an over indulged ego.”

The official performance for Dawes’ new single “Comes In Waves”, off their upcoming new album ‘Misadventures Of Doomscroller’ releasing July 22nd, 2022.

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