For the better part of a decade, seven-piece collective Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers have been making magic with their music and spreading love through their live shows. Fans have probably caught them at festivals like Bonnaroo and Electric Forest or even on tour with bands like Lawrence and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. When the pandemic started, they were forced to take time off from touring, which was something they hadn’t done in years. With more time to create, they worked on new ideas for songs that would later become a new album. After releasing the project’s first single last month, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are following it up with “What I Want.”
Containing a tangible disco energy, “What I Want” is all about trying to make the most out of the here and now. Over cheerful riffs and groovy melodies, we hear about limits and doubts with lines like “I’m feeling caged in / Got shackles on my feet.” Yet, the band prevails, expressing that they’re “shining all the same.” You can listen to it below.
Telling us more about the single, Joe explains,
“‘What I Want’ is a reminder to appreciate the moment. People focus on goals and forget to smell the roses. They try to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (the pot of gold does not exist), when the real treasure is in appreciating the rainbow itself.”
You can listen to “What I Want” on platforms like SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Catch Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers on tour with Próxima Parada here.