Sydney indie-punk quartet Down For Tomorrow have just unleashed their latest musical offspring, a passionately grungey punk slice dubbed ‘Sentimental’.
Mixed & mastered by frequent collaborator Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly, The Dead Love), the furiously emotive, fuzz-laden single soundtracks frontman Cody Stebbings’ inner monologue as he muses on self doubt and questions his own artistic process.
“I had just finished rehearsal with everyone,” he explains of the song’s genesis. “On the way home I began to question my own song writing methods and the value behind the lyrical subjects. I felt I was dramatising and overstating everything I wrote about in some strange attempt to overcompensate for a lack of musical and emotional diversity.
“I said to myself what would later become the hook: ‘when am I ever not sentimental?’” he continues. “I wrote the song that night, and we workshopped it with Stevie; sensibly crafting the dynamic push and pull, going over the melody until it was true to the theme. The song emphasises the satire in trying not to be so sentimental about the things that should matter.”
To toast the release, the foursome will be playing two celebratory shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Catch those dates, and take DFT’s ‘Sentimental’ for a spin, below.
Down For Tomorrow – ‘Sentimental’ Tour Dates
FRI 9 JUL | THE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 24 JUL | WAYWARDS, SYDNEY NSW