Norway’s Sløtface are quickly becoming one of my favorite acts of 2017. Their particular variety of uninhibited musicmaking and sheer enjoyment for the craft just resonates. So its no surprise their latest single “Backyard” would embody that.
The latest preview of debut album Try Not To Freak Out is an audacious pop-punk piece celebrating our youthful pleasures. Lead singer Haley Shea explains:
The song is about celebrating the adventures you had as a kid that often came from a desperate need to not be bored anymore and to respect the effects of boredom. It’s about trying to capture a sense of that wonder and fun in a new way as you grow up.
And capture that they did, in one live session no less. The only piece to be layered in later was the cello. In the end it’s just another slice of satisfying rock in an otherwise dull scene. Get yourself familiar with a spin below and look for Try Not To Freak Out available September 15 via Propeller Recordings.