As they wrap up their current tour with Australian heavyweights Dream On Dreamer this week, Naarm duo Wayside today return with their captivating new single Proud Of You. The new release demonstrates a change of pace following their recent double single Parallax Error/ Asymmetry, and sees the band join forces once again with Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip (Turnstile / Title Fight / Balance & Composure).
Continuously evolving and pushing their creative boundaries, Proud Of You is a departure from Wayside’s dreamier side and instead dials up the intensity, leaning into heavier elements of their emotive, melodic songwriting and seamlessly blending different tones and textures.
Lyrically, it navigates the concept of letting go, as vocalist Thomas Davenport shares: “Sometimes to love someone is to let them go. ‘Proud Of You’ explores the notions of years of wanting to give someone everything they’ve ever wanted, and slowly coming to the realisation that it wasn’t supposed to be from me.”
Proud Of You is Wayside’s third release since their acclaimed 2021 debut album ‘Shine Onto Me’. The band’s striking double single Parallax Error / Asymmetry was released last month, and received an abundance of support both locally and across the globe. Parallax Error debuted on BBC Radio 1’s The Rock Show as Tune of the Week, and attracted praise and airplay from triple j, Unearthed and community radio. The tracks also found a home with the likes of Pilerats, Tone Deaf, Sounds of Oz, and HEAVY Mag, plus international titles Alternative Press, Brooklyn Vegan, Ones To Watch and more.
SUPPORTING DREAM ON DREAMER
Friday 11th August – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 12th August – Uni Bar, Adelaide SA
Friday 25th August – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 26th August – Crowbar, Sydney NSW
For tickets and more information visit dreamondreamerband.com
With thanks to Crowd Favourite