Following on from the warmly-received release of ‘Good Person’ and ‘Full Circle’, Sydney-based indie-punk quartet Down For Tomorrow have today returned with their melodious new single ‘Sentimental’ – produced and mixed by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly, The Dead Love).
‘Sentimental’ kicks off with dirty guitars, meticulous bass and commanding drums, while the hovering lead line paves the way for the vocals from frontman Cody Stebbings to set the song’s emotional tone. Layers of instruments drop out to create tension before the band crescendos into an exuberant chorus, complimented with elegant harmonies and salubrious riffs. The melodious hook along with cathartic transitions showcase the band’s technicality and chemistry, as the lyrics explore topics that surround the title.
Stebbings talks about the process behind ‘Sentimental’:“I had just finished rehearsal with everyone one day. On the way home I began to question my own song writing methods and the value behind the lyrical subjects. I felt I was dramatising and overstating everything I wrote about in some strange attempt to overcompensate for a lack of musical diversity. I said to myself what would later become the hook: ‘when am I ever not sentimental?’ I wrote the song that night, and we workshopped it with Stevie; sensibly crafting the dynamic push and pull, going over the melody until it was true to the theme. The song emphasises the satire in trying not to be so sentimental and emotional about the things that matter.”
To celebrate the release of the new track, Down For Tomorrow have announced they will be playing headline shows at The Workers Club in Melbourne and Waywards in Sydney. This continues on from a sold-out run of live performances across NSW with fellow Sydney-siders FANGZ, as well as shows supporting Australian pop-punk goliaths Stand Atlantic and RedHook.
Down For Tomorrow ‘Sentimental’ Tour
When: Friday, 9 July 2021 8:00 pm
Venue: The Workers Club (Fitzroy, VIC)
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