Best mates and Brisbane sonic powerhouse WALKEN are stoked to share their reflective new single Hindsight – a quirky alt-rock pop gem that touches on themes of broken friendships and a longing to start again.
“This song was written after falling out with a friend that I was really close with at the time,” says frontman Matt Cochran. “We didn’t see eye to eye and in the end, we eventually grew apart.”
“It talks about how we both treated each other poorly, how I disassociated from the situation by binging comedy shows like The Mighty Boosh and Arrested Development, the self-realisation of which blink-182 member I relate most to in adulthood, and there’s also some not-so-subtle Radiohead + Lord of the Rings nods in there.”
‘Hindsight’ is another step forward for the band into their revitalised pop-leaning approach to songwriting, drawing influence from the likes of blink-182, PUP, Pixies, Screamfeeder, Heatmiser, and Silversun Pickups.
“Beej (drums) and I really wanted the verses to have a borderline disco drum feel – I think that came from listening to ‘Landmine’ by I Know Leopard a lot during the recording and mixing process.”
The single was recorded at Bedlam Records in 2019, with the drum machine, keyboards, and mallets recorded at Matt Cochran’s home studio. With a background in mixing for other artists previously, Hindsight is also the first WALKEN track Cochran has mixed.
“It was a super eye-opening and fun process, trying to nail a hi-fi radio quality mix on one of my own tracks.”
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HINDSIGHT IS OUT NOW
With thanks to Habit Music Co