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Waterparks kick off next era with infectious new single FUNERAL GREY

Waterparks have signed to Fueled By Ramen and shared their first single on the label – listen to the infectious FUNERAL GREY now.

Waterparks kick off next era with infectious new single FUNERAL GREY
Words:
Emily Carter

Since the start of 2022, Waterparks have been teasing new music and the next era following Greatest Hits – and now, it's officially here.

Their first new music in a year, the trio have shared infectious single FUNERAL GREY along with an official video directed by frontman Awsten Knight, and Erik Rojas. FUNERAL GREY arrives on Fueled By Ramen – marking Waterparks' debut release on the iconic alternative label (congrats, guys!).

Speaking to Kerrang! early last year, Awsten explained of his mindset going into the creation of new music: “I always want to make something different than before. If I tried to make FANDOM again, it wouldn’t work, and people wouldn’t like it as much. You’re not gonna beat what you’ve already done for somebody – you’re not going to be able to recreate the same thing and have it have the same effect.

“It’s like when you see bands who do a lot of the 10-year tours: it feels like they’re trying to recapture that first album all the time, and you’re never gonna get that. One, it’s a cultural moment, so that’s totally out of your hands. And two, everybody that loves it found it at a certain time – when they’re more susceptible to new things. The strongest thing that you will almost never beat is their nostalgia for it. It’s such a powerful and poisonous thing for art.”

And yet again Waterparks have delivered on doing something fresh – watch the video for FUNERAL GREY below:

Catch Waterparks live in the UK next month on their See You In The Future tour:

June

17 Leeds O2 Academy
18 Manchester Academy
19 Glasgow O2 Academy
21 Nottingham Rock City
22 London O2 Academy Brixton
23 Bristol O2 Academy
25 Birmingham O2 Academy
26 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Read this: Waterparks’ Awsten Knight: “If your art’s not getting a reaction, then what are you doing?”

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