Eastbound Buzz release new single ‘It Gets Better,’ a hopeful plea for purpose and meaning

Today, Melbourne’s indie Americana five-piece Eastbound Buzz unveil their latest single, ‘It Gets Better.’ A powerfully hopeful plea for purpose and meaning in life, the new track is one that “explores the relationship between desire and pressure,” according to the band;
“It’s about longing for change yet understanding that stars outside of your control might need to align in order for real change to occur. It speaks of those who want to burst out of routine and escape the mundane in an attempt to find something more meaningful and gratifying.”  EASTBOUND BUZZ
Despite the sense of helplessness that often derives from the search – or, at times, the wait – for some purpose larger than the sum of our everyday parts, ‘It Gets Better’ maintains an air of hopefulness through the haze. The song is both poignant and warm, dancing gracefully between bouts of dejection (“It’s the waiting We hold each other back”), and those of optimism (“I wanna see in a new light I feel it get better”), all while preserving a total sense of conviction and patience amongst the unsettling process.

Recorded in Pakenham’s Treehouse Studios with mixing by Alex O’Gorman (Angie McMahon, BATTS) and mastering by Isaac Barter (Alex The Astronaut, Didirri)‘It Gets Better’ encountered something of a personality change throughout the recording process, developing from something much more “slow and serious”, into the sunnier version of itself that we hear today.

On the transformation, the band expressed that it quickly “became obvious [that] the song was going to be something more upbeat and passionate that anything Eastbound Buzz had done in a while. Bringing the tune together was a pretty slow and meticulous process of listening and jamming across Melbourne lounge rooms and garages, before it transformed into what it is now.”  EASTBOUND BUZZ

With past tracks like ‘Surrender’ having accrued a steady 106.2K all-time streams, Eastbound Buzz have over 5.5K monthly streams on Spotify and over 1.2K monthly plays on Apple Music. Having graced the stages of BIGSOUNDPort Fairy Folk Festival and Nannup Music Festival, and boasting past support slots for the likes of Shannen James, Siobhan Cotchin and William Crighton, these Melbourne roots-rockers are no strangers to live performance.

With the new single already having found its place in past live sets of theirs (“We were lucky enough to road-test the song a lot which allowed us to fine tune everything and work from our fan’s reactions. It’s become a real favourite across the board”), the band are more ready than ever to hit the stage with a one-night-only launch show at Melbourne’s Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar.


Friday May 24th The Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar Melbourne