The Lazy Eyes have shared a final preview of their debut album, ‘Songbook’.
With the album set to arrive on 22nd April, the Aussie psych-rockers have dropped ‘Starting Over’. In their own words, the band explain: “This song was written back in our high school days like the other songs are on the album. I remember having an inkling for the verse on acoustic guitar and thinking “meh” so I just left it be. After a while though, the song came back to me after jamming on the piano. I fleshed it out (admittedly with some pretty cringey lyrics back then) and whipped up a GarageBand demo for the boys. After that, we put it on Soundcloud and it was building some traction… soon after we wiped everything in the search for a new start, you could say we were ‘Starting Over’.”
It comes alongside a video in collaboration with Jesse Taylor Smith, who directed the videos for ‘Where’s My Brain???’ and ‘Nobody Taught Me’. Jesse explains: “I was inspired by 80’s portrayals of Ancient Rome and wanted to explore the concept of starting over using repetition and rhythm. The band were super receptive to my idea so I smeared a heap of Vaseline on my lenses, fired up a fog machine and prepared to start again and again and again.”
You can check out ‘Starting Over’ below.