23.7.22

Backseat Driver by Nothing Really











Nothing Really, the Melbourne-based dreampop four-piece, have released their new single Backseat Driver, returning after a period of uncertainty, following their debut EP Yuck. The song features a nice combination of melancholic lyrics, rough guitars, and a gentle vocal performance. It's the band's most mature and refined effort to date.

Backseat Driver has existed in different variations since 2019, but with the aid of producer Jono Tooke (Cry Club), the group was able to discover the sound approach that they believed considered suitable for the message and the mood of the composition.

Singer and guitarist Vic Austin explains: “When I wrote this song, it felt like my life was heavily intertwined with friends … to the point where we would feel the responsibilities and repercussions for each other’s decisions” and that the song as a whole is “a reflection on how to care for others while also giving them the space to make their own mistakes. These lyrics are really about learning how to be a better friend.”

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Nothing Really
Band photo by Sianne van Abkoude
Video artwork by Zac Sutton / Animation by Luke Petherick