Listen: Sløtface & The Buoys - Fight Back Time

Listen: Sløtface & The Buoys - Fight Back Time

Norwegian pop-punk sensations team up with beloved Aussie indie rockers for a new anthem

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Coming in hot with one of this month’s biggest collabs are Sløtface & The Buoys who have teamed up for the blistering new single of anthemic & atmospheric indie rock, Fight Back Time.

Inspired by Maggie Rogers’ Surrender record, and a common love of Haim, Fight Back Time is an exploration of time from a number of different perspectives - from having not enough time and running out of time to the overwhelming nature of the choices that arise with time. Sløtface vocalist Haley Shea explains “Fight Back Time for me is about feeling way too caught up in everything you’re doing when you have too much going on, and desperately trying to grab some pieces of your life back so that you feel in control”.

Originally beginning life as an idea by Sløtface, the band eventually linked up with The Buoys over a year later, with Shea sending the track through and The Buoys being instantly into it. Following a number of zoom writing sessions on other sides of the world, Fight Back Time came together as The Buoys ended their day and Sløtface began theirs - all too appropriate for the song’s title and themes.

On the process, Haley Shea says “Zoe and I met up on zoom from our wildly different time zones and I instantly felt the connection. We had so much in common when it came to the theme of the song, and it felt extra fitting to be having that conversation early morning my time, and late evening Zoes time. We bonded over the struggle of making time for everything as a working musician and songwriter.”

Meanwhile, The Buoys’ Zoe Catterall explains “Time is a concept I write about a lot! Balancing your day job with a hectic touring schedule is no piece of cake and it was really cool to talk at length about this with Haley at the end of my working day in Australia when her day was just starting in Norway.  I feel like we're all trying to fit in what we want to do around our responsibilities while also making time for family and friends. What's left in the end is a dose of exhaustion and the feeling that sometimes time is getting away from you and that's definitely what resonated with me the most.”

Sløtface & The Buoys' new single Fight Back Time is out now via Propeller Recordings / Virgin Music Australia

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