[Cover photo credit to James Caswell]
Ahead of the release of their second studio album, At Least I’m Free, which is out August 5th, 2022, via Dew Process, Waax has shared the new single “Read Receipts,” alongside an accompanying music video.
On “Read Receipts”, lead vocalist Maz DeVita sings of anger, abandonment and disappointment:
We’re pretty excited to let this one out as it’s perhaps our best songwriting effort in our opinion (and Bernard’s). This one came together super fast. James and I were writing together on the Sunshine Coast and immediately the melody and lyric fell out. It’s literally about being left on read and being left in the cold with no answers. I was definitely feeling those feels at the time.
The band reunited with Director Phoebe Fay (“Dangerous” + “Help Me Hell”) for the video, and it focuses on DeVita “channeling the energy, rage and emotion of the song.“
The video was a huge step for me as I had never really acted as a character in anything before, I was totally outside of my comfort zone. It’s like a mafia inspired moment where I play the boss or ‘the Donna’ and I’m doing a deal with this nondescript man with a helmet. Most people know I love to do things that relate to my Italian heritage so it was super fun to explore this concept. Phoebe and her team really helped us create an epic vibe – especially the car scenes! Super slick and a fun and different vibe for us.
On At Least I’m Free, Waax reunited up with the Production team behind their debut album Big Grief, Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Grammy Award-winner Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen). Featuring the aforementioned “Read Receipts,”the QMA Award winning single “Most Hated Girl,” “Help Me Hell” and the Linda Perry co-written track “Dangerous,” their second LP also includes other collaborations, including K.Flay on “No Doz.”
The four-piece will be back on the road in July as they accompany The Amity Affliction for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.
WAAX TOUR DATES
Tuesday 12 July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC *
Wednesday 13 July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC *
Thursday 14 July – The Roundhouse UNSW, Sydney NSW *
Friday 15 July – The Roundhouse UNSW, Sydney NSW *
Friday 22 July – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA *
Saturday 23 July – Metro City, Perth WA *
* = supporting The Amity Afflicition