After announcing their signing to Rude Records at the end of 2020, Weatherstate have now released their first piece of music on the label.
That song is 'Hangar', which was produced remotely by Four Year Strong's Alan Day and it hits hard in all the right ways.
From the huge pop-punk hooks to the snotty vocal delivery, it's a brilliant introduction to this new chapter for the band.
This is what they had to say about putting it together:
“The track is about a phone call to a friend last summer, about how f*cked everything is. Growing numb and bitter towards everything and everyone, but also learning to find peace within our own individual coping mechanisms. Understanding that sometimes a crutch is needed to stay sane, whether that be self-destructive, or progressive through the helping hand of a friend.”
“It goes without saying but doing everything remotely has been a massive challenge and an interesting obstacle to overcome,” admits guitarist Callan Milward. “Especially for us, as we have been pretty traditionalist when it comes to writing. I feel we handled it in the best way we could, considering the international side of things too. With pre-production, we had to have some late nights because of the time-zone differences. Neil Kennedy at The Ranch really nailed the engineering and Alan smashed the mix over in the States. All I can say is that you can work miracles over Zoom these days.”
It's the first new music from the band since the release of their 2019 full-length 'Born A Cynic'.