Sydney-based pop-punk band Bellwether have entered 2022 with their melancholy offering Halfway Happy, the third single from their upcoming debut EP ‘Impermanence’ – due out Friday, April 8.
Produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly, The Dead Love) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath), Halfway Happy is an emotional, poignant pop-punk anthem that discloses the viscous nature of harmful people. The sentimental melodies from vocalist James Graham, along with co-vocalist and guitarist Zac Wallace, pilot above the crystal-clear arrangements where the band’s fervent chemistry blossoms, making for a performance that borders between cathartic and saccharine.
“Halfway Happy comes from a place of being trapped in the company of someone that makes you feel like you’re always falling short,” explains the band. “The song focuses a lot on this pattern of constantly questioning every part of ourselves and feeling like we’re simply not good enough – for ourselves or those around us. When we’re with someone that is always making us doubt ourselves, it’s easy to fall into that mindset and second guess every aspect of ourselves. Reflecting on these kinds of experiences, we see our past mistakes and regrets take shape in the form of insecurities that impact us every day, even years on.”
To support the release, the band will be supporting rock luminaries FANGZ at their ‘Falling Is Pretty Normal’ vinyl launch at Crowbar Sydney, before joining Melbourne pop-punk quintet Terra at their EP launch at The Burdekin.
Halfway Happy is a taste of what’s to come from Bellwether’s debut EP ‘Impermanence’ – a five track alternative-rock narrative that transitions from themes of self-doubt towards self-acceptance. Previous singles Shortsighted and Charade, both included on the EP, received immense support from the likes of Apple Music, triple j, triple j Unearthed, Triple M’s Hard N’ Heavy, Passport Approved (WW), The Faction, 4ZZZ, Three D Radio and Radio Adelaide. The band have received widespread online praise from NME, Hysteria Magazine, Backseat Mafia, Rawing In The Pit, Punktuation, HEAVY Mag, LivewireAU, AAA Backstage, Australian Music Scene and Something You Said.
Halfway Happy IS OUT NOW
Debut EP ‘Impermanence’ is due out Friday April 8
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