The Melbourne boys are back with something sure to whet your appetite.
Their latest single, “Satisfy,” builds off of 2016’s EP High On Lies with the same bright guitars and irresistible voice from lead vocals/guitar, Austin Young. The creepy beach rock foursome strike a perfect balance of joy and urgency on this track as they shuffle pace between buoyant guitar riffs and drowned out vocals. Sean Gray enters in nicely with Young on the beginning ‘ooh’s’&’ahh’s’ as a soft offering of what’s to come; a glorious breakdown of sorts. The frontman wails, “And now you’re miserable!” A pleading proclamation to the never satisfied among us.
“Basically, people are never happy with what they have, because they think what they have is what makes them happy. We’re always wanting more. Typical society’s-values-are-fucked-up-but-noone-seems-to-care song.”
Now, the irony of the song name hits. Although, Young actually didn’t think much about attaching a title to the track.
“I’m a fan of naming songs with words that aren’t in the lyrics. Satisfy meets that criteria and fits the vibe. Plus it’s satisfying to say.”
The word itself asks you to repeat it. Maybe it’s the alliteration within the word or the way you almost have to hiss it off your tongue, but there’s certainly a hunger for more.
“You wanted more than you could afford and now you’re miserable, feels like you’re all alone,” Young sings without contempt. It’s a theme the singer writes about often but one which, rather than making him jaded, has found him leaning into the camaraderie of creation.
Music is hope, y’all.”
The band has always been adept at finding cracked doors and broken windows into genres where you’d least expect them. Great music comes from edging yourself out of a comfort zone to explore new avenues. “Satisfy” itself was recorded outside the guy’s home state.
“We recorded “Satisfy” in East Nashville. Picture a quintessential Tennessee neighborhood during the fall. The house we were staying at was an old home and had that warm Southern charm in its foundation. At the same time though, the city was right down the road. This setting, paired with the fact that it was pretty early in our tour, had us in a good mood to create something. So although we had the song already written for the most part, a lot of things were improvised right there during the tracking process, which is the way we normally work with Beatnick Sound. Stoked to get back up there.”
This kind of dedication, even while touring in 2016, set them up for a perfectly ripened start to the year. They made their first visual for the groovy ideal beach day song, “Galapagos”, played the second annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival to a stoked mid-afternoon crowd, and have been booking shows almost every weekend in 2017. GLE is constantly creating content for their growing fanbase. How much is too much to expect people to consume, though…
When it comes to music, I’m a fan of minimalism. Same goes for self promotion I think. Instead of being all “LOOK AT ME” on the gram & bookface every time you strum a chord, save your push for the things that matter. You might have a lot going on, but simplify that shit. Give your fans/followers some news that they can digest.”
Of course, though, more exciting things are still yet to come.
“More singles soon. :)))”, states the lead singer.
We can all sleep satisfied, for now…..
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see “Satisfy” shred live this Friday in the dudes hometown of Melbourne, FL. They’re throwing a single release party and rumor is…there are going to be balloons filled with whiskey???? You’ll never know if you don’t go….
“Sensual Satisfaction: Gary Lazer Eyes’ First Single of 2017” by Sarah Schumaker
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