[Cover photo credit to Jade Pike]

Florida Indie-Pop band Driveaway have changed things up on their release of new single Wishing Well.” Stepping out from their typical synth-driven Indie Pop approach, the new single lets the guitar and drums take center stage. Lyrically, the song “documents too many days bleeding together from putting on a front for others and where that breaking point lies”.

On Driveaway’s first release since their May EP Feel Better Soon, the band decided on an approach that “surrendered control”.

Lead singer Trenton Ropp comments:

Recently we’ve all been listening to heavier rock music, so that led to us trying out heavier tones with our guitar parts. We were surprised to find that the rawer, driven guitar tones spawned a lot of melodies and parts that we never would have made otherwise in the writing room (our living room)!

In songs before this, we were getting very detail-oriented with recordings, very carefully polishing all of our synth and guitar tones to a T. Although I do love that style of production, the discomfort that comes with incorporating raw tones and sounds based purely on gut reaction is extremely exciting for us right now.

[Single artwork by Tanner Ropp]

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

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