For those of us who grew up listening to the likes of Tame Impala, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Bleachers, and M83 – as well as the 80s pop of our parents’ teenagehood – Ontario indie-pop group A Day’s Wait is an incredibly exciting find.
Their new single, “Eyes on the Road,” was created in collaboration with the mysterious Vic Malang. With a slightly electronic edge, the song is layered with many intricate drum tracks and synthesizers, creating a feeling that marries nostalgia with futuristic themes. The single comes in anticipation for the band’s forthcoming album.
A prominent lyric in the chorus is “keep your eyes on the road ‘til you’re gone,” about which the band released the succinct message of the song: it details the instinctual feeling we all have to run away when things get tough.
Listeners who struggle with anxiety and flightiness may find solace in this idea – focusing on one thing when everything else gets too overwhelming. Another exciting and important part of this single’s release – all of the project’s proceeds will go to charity.
Even with the song’s slightly heavy implications, the arrangement produces a feel-good energy that is the perfect life preserver in a time of uncertainty.