Peking Duk return with another summer anthem, Wasted
The track, previewed in their Falls Festival sets over the new year, features Adam Hyde's own vocals, and it's an absolute anthem.
Anyone who went to Falls Festival over the new year period probably heard about Peking Duk's over-the-top, Spinal Tap-esque live show. It had everything that you needed from a large-scale live show – special guests, pyrotechnics, and 60 minutes of summery anthems, one of which included a then-unreleased banger titled Wasted. Today sees its official release and it holds just as strong in the recorded format as it does live, with Adam Hyde's own vocals taking the spotlight above a warm electro-pop production which you just know is going to get hammered over the radio for the next twelve months. It's also a bit of a change of pace from the constantly rising Australian electronic kings, who are starting to move into a more traditional commercial sound with every release, not that there's anything wrong with that.
"We wrote this song around 3 AM in London town after drinking for quite some time," says Adam Hyde on the single's creation. "It started with the chords then Reubs laid down a bassline and we started riffing out on lyrics and vocal melodies. We couldn't help but sing out the vocal ideas in a hilarious 80s voice that made us scream laugh every time we'd throw an idea out there over the loud skeleton of a beat in the background. So then I yelled out the lyrics we had written and it sounded raw but really fun and genuine, which sums up this song. It's not trying to be anything special or grandiose, it's just a fun song and we had so much fun making it." Listen to the single below, and continue to watch Peking Duk rise to the top with single after single. Also, catch them as they headline this year's Mountain Sounds Festival in New South Wales – full line-up and more information HERE.
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