Following what has already been a stellar year for the band, Sydney’s Down For Tomorrow is back with yet another refreshing and exciting single. ‘Sentimental’ is an exploration of emotion and time and sees the indie-punk band launch into their very own sentiment to create a song that is real and vulnerable.
From the first notes, the song is immediately capturing, grabbing the listener through an entrancing drum beat, dirty guitar, and a guiding bass. Of course, this is only amplified by the signature vocals of lead singer, Cody Stebbings, which on this track, are submerged in a sense of vulnerability, rawness, and emotion. With lyricism that perfectly encompass the beautifully intrusive chorus, this song highlights the dynamics and compositional abilities of the band, allowing them to create a song that makes every verse feel like the most important one.
Most importantly, the lyrics of the song show fantastic craftsmanship, inducing an exploration into what really matters in life into the song.
“I had just finished rehearsal with everyone one day. On the way home I began to question my own songwriting methods and the value behind the lyrical subjects. I felt I was dramatising and overstating everything I wrote about in some strange attempt to overcompensate for a lack of musical diversity. I said to myself what would later become the hook: ‘when am I ever not sentimental?’ I wrote the song that night, and we workshopped it with Stevie (Knight); sensibly crafting the dynamic push and pull, going over the melody until it was true to the theme. The song emphasises the satire in trying not to be so sentimental and emotional about the things that matter.” explains frontman, Cody Stebbings
In order to celebrate the release of Sentimental, the band will be performing two headline shows!
DOWN FOR TOMORROW 'SENTIMENTAL' TOUR
FRI 9 JUL | THE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC SAT 24 JUL | WAYWARDS, SYDNEY NSW