Vacations Returns With New Song “Next Exit”
Australian indie rock band Vacations, consisting of Campbell Burns (vocals/guitar), Jake Johnson (Bass), Nate Delizzotti (lead guitar) and Joseph Van Lier (Drums), returned with a new song “Next Exit” on April 14, 2023.
The song is their first music in three years since the 2020 album “Forever in Bloom”.
Also, the track is the first single off of their upcoming third studio album.
The band wrote the song while on their sold-out tour of the US in early 2022. Produced by Campbell Burns and John Velasquez.
Campbell Burns said of the song, “Conceptually, it takes on the idea of being stuck in a loop of repetitive behaviour. Feeling stagnant and unsure of the future ahead. You could easily draw this to us as a band navigating COVID, or on a more personal level with relationships between friends or romantic partners. I always like the idea of multiple interpretations. You can have your own meaning, and I can have mine. Together, we still connect over the music.”
- The accompanying music video was directed by Nicole Lipp with creative direction from the band guitarist Jake Johnson.
Inspired by classic cinema, the band chose to shoot on 16mm film to ensure they captured the aesthetic they were looking for.
Jake Johnson said of the video, “Making the video was like getting this massive weight off my chest. There were a lot of strong feelings that needed to come out and be expressed after the last several years and everything that has happened to us as both people and artists. It was a really wonderful, cathartic experience, and the filming was unlike anything we've ever attempted before.”
The band shared on social media, “We're so excited to begin the next chapter of vacations, and we're glad you're here to see it unfold in real-time. This has been the longest gap between releases for us. We've all gone through a lot over. The past three years, collectively, and on a personal level. From navigating COVID and the music industry to our first US tour, and everything in between, it's been a lot for us. We're sure so much has changed for you too. Your support and patience means everything to us. Our third studio album will be released soon.”
Photo by Charlie Hardy
Background photo by Andrew Boyle
- source : Apple Music