Birds Of Tokyo return with the track ‘Weekend,’ which is said to have been inspired by the perils of 2020. And let’s be honest, we all need a break and some escapism, and this delightful catchy song does just that!
This reggae-tinged track provides us with holiday vibes and allows our minds to escape the confines of quarantine or national lockdown. Whatever your circumstances are with the events of 2020, ‘Weekend’ will enable you to close your eyes and allow your mind to take you to some sunshine, maybe on a beach somewhere, and have some much needed time for you, without having to carry the world on your shoulders.
It is indeed a different direction for Birds Of Tokyo, known for their emotional tracks such as ‘Good Lord,’ ‘Never Going Back,’ and ‘The Greatest Mistakes.’ But we’re digging the direction and the much-needed escapism that ‘Weekend’ delivers.
We like to keep trying new things so it was great to have a crack at something so different. After the year everyone’s had I think we all felt like making music that’s just kinda summery and light-hearted.
explains Birds Of Tokyo guitarist, and the song’s producer, Adam Spark
The lyrics are pretty straightforward on this one. It’s very much written from a W.A. perspective. Obviously we’ve been lucky to avoid most of the hardships that people elsewhere have suffered so I didn’t want to make light of that but it feels like everyone around Australia has earned a weekend or two at the beach after this crazy year … a Covid safe weekend of course!
Vocalist Ian Kenny reflects
You can stream ‘Weekend’ here!
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