This is 'Wishing Wells'.
Parkway Drive are back!
The band have released a new song in the form of 'Wishing Wells'.
It's their first new music since the release of '15's 'Ire' and it's quite the statement of intent.
Vocalist Winston McCall has this to say about the track's meaning:
“‘Wishing Wells’ is the compression of grief into song, It’s attempting to place blame when there is none, seeking answers where there is only emptiness, and ultimately trying to find some kind of reason and meaning to justify the ultimate loss we will all be faced with in life. This is how this chapter begins and will end.”
Enough talk, time to listen:
We recently spoke to Winston all about new music on the Rock Sound Podcast. Here's a snippet:
YOU PULLED OFF A LOT OF EXPERIMENTS ON 'IRE' WITH REAL SUCCESS, DID YOU WANT TO PUSH THAT FURTHER ON THE NEW ALBUM?
"In one word yes, but that being said it definitely isn't a thing where we did 'Ire' and were like, 'This is it, this is going to be our new sound, we're going to sound like this from now on, the next record's going to sound exactly the same'.
"It was more the kind of thing where 'Ire' was a big leap into the unknown when it came to challenging ourselves writing in different ways and different styles and creating sounds that we've always wanted to represent us without stepping away from what we already were.
"So when it's come to writing new stuff, I think the wonderful thing from 'Ire' has been simply the liberation and the gaining of confidence in ourselves in the fact that we put 'Ire' out - we loved what we did, it got an amazing reaction, like far better than anything we could've hoped for...
"...And then we get to continue creating going, 'Okay we know what we're doing'."
DESPITE THOSE DEPARTURES, IT WAS STILL A VERY HEAVY ALBUM. IS THAT THE CASE FOR THIS ONE TOO?
"I can tell you that the stuff that we've got is heavy, that is a constant force.
"That being said it's almost like stepping through an entire new door into a new chapter, which I see as being so much bigger and having so much more life to it than anything we've done before."
Listen to the full chat below: