Okay, maybe we don’t need saving; we actually don’t mind at all if Waterparks wants to brainwash us. But their new single ‘BRAINWASHED’ has been stuck in our heads since it dropped a few days ago. The single comes from their upcoming 5th album Intellectual Property which we are so looking forward to.
Something about ‘BRAINWASHED’ and its visuals feels like a throwback to the Double Dare or Entertainment eras that made many of us fall in love with the band. Awsten playing the ukulele by the warm glow of a salt rock lamp feels so familiar to us, and we could watch the visual video on a loop. We’ve got to admit that we’ve spent a lot of our teenage years learning how to play Waterparks songs from Ukulele tabs on google. Just us? (Please say you did it too!)
As Awsten describes in the song, we also spent a lot of our teen years (and our adult years, tbh) feeling like we were ‘BRAINWASHED’ by the people we were into. Why do we like them so much? Are they really that funny that I had to laugh that hard? “Why am I acting like that?” These are all questions Awsten is asking during this song, and it makes it so relatable. It’s good to know that even people capable of writing songs like ‘TANTRUM’ and ‘Turbulent’ feel this way sometimes. Ah, the duality of man.
We love Waterparks here at THP HQ, and you can bet this song is headed straight to our group playlist. If this song has moved into your mind and you want to get your hands on a copy of Intellectual Property as soon as it drops, you can pre-order it here!
If you’re new to the band and are open to a little musical brainwashing, here are a few Waterparks songs that you might like if you’re digging ‘BRAINWASHED!’
Have you ever been in love with someone that’s with someone else? You want them all to yourself so bad but know that they might not return your energy once you do. Waterparks have been there too. There are just so many questions… 21, in fact.
“Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas“; this song feels like all the best holidays wrapped into one. This is such a sweet song and so incredibly wholesome. If you’re in the mood for a self-admittedly sappy love song, then this is the one for you.
Warning: This music video contains flashing lights
If you love a bit of pop-rock, then you should check out ‘DREAM BOY’ from the band’s third studio album FANDOM. You know what? We can see this song appealing to everyone, pop, rock, k-pop, alternative; you name it, this song is likely to hit differently for you. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think! We also just love this video of bandmates Geoff and Otto just vibing the whole way through.
Anxious overthinker? Us too. And Waterparks, apparently. Want to just vibe for a little while? Why don’t you check out ‘Snow Globe,’ a single from their album Greatest Hits which, no, isn’t a greatest hits album, but it is packed full of top-tier songs, so we would definitely recommend you check it out!
Did it work? Have we ‘BRAINWASHED’ you into being a parx stan? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up on Twitter @TheHoneyPOP! You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram to talk all things Waterparks!