The Neighbourhood Watch Returns With New Song “Patient Love”
Toronto-based alt indie-rock band The Neighbourhood Watch returned with a new song “Patient Love” on January 9, 2024.
The song is the first single off of their upcoming fourth studio album, which is expected to be released in 2024.
The album is their first body of work in three years since the 2021 album “Lost in Bloom”.
The track was written by Brendan Thomas, Ethan Meridian Surman, Tristan Freedom Surman, Tyler William Moretti, Wyatt Garvin, and Wyeth Luke Robertson. Produced by Ethan Surman.
“You shouldn't lose faith that love is right around the corner. Sometimes, you just have to let go and it will find you,” the band lead singer Tristan Surman explained about the song. “This is the ethos behind our new song, 'Patient Love,' an ode to the pop-folk, stomp and holler songs we had fun listening to when we were younger. As the first song we've released since our last album, it's also an ode to the people patiently waiting for new music.”
He continued, “'Patient Love' is taken from our upcoming project, which reflects on beautiful, simple things. We take photos of ordinary moments because they make us happy. I like the idea that someone took our album cover because they were just grateful for something in their life.”
- He said of lyrics, “'Love, patient love. Don't you doubt my grand design,' is my favourite line from this song. You can read this in a lot of ways, but for me it's just about letting the universe do its thing. I always want to control things, design perfect outcomes-but that isn't possible. This lyric is about being a stone in the river, and letting the water flow around you.”
He added, “The decision to lead with 'Patient Love' was about time and theme. We've worked on this song for years, and it has been really difficult to know when we should finally just say that it was done. Making 'Patient Love' was all about taking our time, not rushing, attempting to avoid frustration, and being patient with our process. In a lot of ways, I think that theme comes out in the song.”
Photo by Jamie Brennan
- source : Apple Music