With the release of their latest EP ‘Midnight Driving’ fast approaching (out 3 March via Chugg Music), Melbourne four-piece TEENAGE DADS have today unveiled their latest single and the EP’s title track.
Layering extraterrestrial-esque synths over a slower, bass-heavy melody with melancholy lyricism, “Midnight Driving” introduces a new side and sound to the band — setting the scene for the remaining unreleased tracks on the forthcoming EP.
Nostalgic of late summer nights driving through the Australian suburbs, the band explain the track was written whilst “coming to an understanding that a relationship is on its way out. Maybe you don’t want it to end, maybe you do. Depends on which seat you’re in. Are you in the passenger seat begging to go for another drive? Or are you the driver ready to speed off into the night?”
“Midnight Driving” has been a favourite at the band’s live shows for a while now, with fans learning the lyrics from live recordings and flooding their social media posts with comments demanding a drop-date for the track.
Featuring recent singles “Hey, Diego!”, “Teddy” and “Exit Sign”, Teenage Dads’ upcoming ‘Midnight Driving’ EP also features two additional unreleased tracks that take a slight sonic detour from their distinctive upbeat, experimental sound and storylines, offering something new and electrifying for fans by taking a slower, softer and more synth-heavy route.
Uncovering a side of their sound that is a little older and a little wiser, yet just as catchy and adventurous, the band explain that the EP “… is about perspective. How things look from one point of view, and how they can change over time from another outlook. The songs feel like diary entries, documented internally, like conversations you have with yourself when you go Midnight Driving. A constant, internal form of therapy almost.”
An ode to vulnerability, the ‘Midnight Driving’ EP proves again that the indie-troupe are flourishing in bright technicolour.
The new single also follows on from the band’s first-time appearance on triple j’s iconic Like A Version segment in their home country of Australia. Covering The Buggles’ ‘80s anthem “Video Killed The Radio Star”, the band also performed original track “Teddy” which had previously charted in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown.