We at THP have been fairly large followers of The Vamps and Cheat Codes for some time now, so you’ll be able to think about our pleasure when Connor Ball, The Vamps bassist, and Sasa Macek, Cheat Codes drummer, teamed as much as kind The Lunar Yr ! When Sasa stumbled throughout Connor’s cowl movies, he was immediately impressed (relatable) and reached out to Con, then they bonded over their shared love of music and ultimately began making songs collectively. Their musical chemistry is unreal, with songs like “Medication” being the right mix of angsty, basic pop-punk concepts and poppy melodies that can immediately get caught in your head.
And if that wasn’t sufficient to persuade you that The Lunar Yr is a bunch you should try, we all know their new single, ‘Hey! Wait!, coming! Connor and Sasa labored on this music with the Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, who helped write the lyrics, and famous person producer Matt Malpass, whose work you’ve got heard on songs like Lil Nas X’s “F9mily (You & ME)” that includes Travis Barker. Matt has additionally produced earlier TLY favorites like ‘Again For Extra’ and ‘Nothing’, so this music is the fruits of a lot inventive development collectively.
We wrote the music in LA with Mark Hoppus which was a dream come true. Blink impressed me a lot rising up, and to have the ability to sit in a room and create one thing so private with Mark was superb. He is likely one of the nicest and most gifted guys I’ve ever met. With all the things he is been by means of in his life, I really feel like he may relate in ways in which different individuals I’ve written with could not. Bringing the music to life within the studio was a very particular second.
‘Hi there! Wait!’ is 2 minutes and thirty-eight seconds of pop-punk perfection, tapping into the existential dread all of us have behind our minds – one thing that ought to evoke horror, however in a method it is comforting that The Lunar Yr offers with the identical anxieties and used them to to present power to his music. “I’m at all times afraid of being anxious, overcautious and absurd,” Connor confesses over an energizing guitar riff that just about seems like a sigh of reduction. Like a rallying, empowering announcement of “sure, we’re scared, however we will pull by means of and it may be okay in some way.”
Our preteen selves felt so comforted when a youthful Connor opened up in regards to the angst he confronted whereas touring with The Vamps, now flash ahead to 2023 and our younger grownup selves are equally comforted by the “Hey! Wait!’ Lunar Yr’s music and lyrics have by no means didn’t make us really feel extra understood or much less alone in what we is perhaps coping with, which is a part of why we love Connor and Sasa a lot. ‘Hi there! Wait!’ touches on their worry that their greatest days have already handed, however in terms of music, one of the best days are right here.
‘Hi there! Wait!’ reflecting on my time on tour over the previous ten years. I needed to create a music to remind myself to at all times be current in no matter I am doing, whether or not it is enjoying exhibits or with household and buddies. I acquired to a degree in my life – I am considering lockdown – the place I spotted among the greatest instances of my life had simply handed me by in a heartbeat and I want I would taken a second to take all of it in.
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