We all just heard the new song “Wasted On You,” which is the first song release of the band’s fifth studio album The Bitter Truth. It had a lot of The Open Door vibes along with a dreamy and experimental sound to it. You can hear inspiration from Whitney Houston along with Amy’s kid album, Dream Too Much. Now, we sit in anticipation for the next few hours following the release of the Wasted On You official music video.
FILMING IN ISOLATION
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the band still is giving us new material. Even if that means having to make an entire music video, filmed separately from each band member, in different houses, with iPhones; but perfectly encapsulating the current moods of disconnection from the world, lack of control and purposelessness felt by so many, the video finds the band members alone at their homes and with their families, biding time and trying to create in a world and for an audience that seems smaller than ever.
As Amy explains: “We were recording this music right up until we couldn’t go into the studio anymore, and finished it remotely through file sharing and phone calls. Tweaking mixes, adding background vocals, creating the video and album art all from home has been like water in the desert for me, my light in a dark time. We are still writing and have a lot more work to do on this album, but this time we wanted to release the songs individually, as we create, to live more in the moment with our fans and our music. ‘Wasted On You’ wasn’t the song we were planning to release first, but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.”
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