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#1 Posted : 07 October 2019 10:26:40(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Welcome to the Real World
Genre(s): Pop, Rock, Electropop, Synthpop
Length: 46:02
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes, O.Ward, S.Wellington
Producers: Dustyn Blue-Conners, Riley Hamilton, Billy Holmes, Andrew Watt, LosOscuros, Cutfather, Freedo
Executive Producers: Weekend
Format(s): CD, LP, Digital Download, Streaming, Cassette
Label: Five Pesky Kids
Singles Released: Victory [#1], Our Song [#1], Be A Man [#1]

Welcome to the Real World is the third studio album from Australian-British-Irish, Weekend. Including the repackaging of their debut album, this serves as the group's fourth full-length release. The record was written entirely by the members of the band themselves; Dustyn Blue-Conners, Riley Hamilton, Billy Holmes, Oscar Ward and Scott Wellington, marking their first effort without any additional songwriters. Long-term partners and production duo, LosOscuros worked with the band yet again, while Cutfather, Freedo and Andrew Watt entered the fold for the first time. Blue-Conners, Hamilton and Holmes also produced tracks on the record. The entire project was executive produced by Weekend. "Welcome to the Real World" will be released through their own label, Five Pesky Kids, and has been described as having a "rawer" and "more introspective" take in comparison to their previous efforts. The album was preceded by the release of the singles, "Victory", "Our Song" and "Be A Man".



Background & Development

Weekend released their second studio album, "About Time", on July 5th 2015 and would then embark on their second world tour, the Here We Go Again tour from November 2015 to August 2016. During that time, the band continued to write and record new music. None of it was specifically for their third record but just as a means to keep ideas and creativity flowing. During the same time period, personal lives of band members had changed drastically too. Riley Hamilton began dating CMBD member Chaelin Hue, Billy married The Stat Nerds member Jerry Holmes and legally changed his surname and Scott Wellington became a father. The band made a conscious decision to walk away from writing and recording duties after the tour had wrapped up to allow each other to focus on personal matters. All previously written and recorded songs were discarded.

Production of the album officially commenced in late 2017 with the members regrouping to write and record new material. Member Scott Wellington stated that the new music was "ballsy" and dubbed it "next level Weekend". Multiple songs were registered to ASCAP with Weekend listed as the performers in early 2018, leading fans to wrongly assume that a summer release was on the cards. Nothing materialised. In July 2018, Billy Holmes tweeted "back to the drawing board", alluding to the scrapping of previously recorded material, which proved to be true. In October 2018, Holmes played a 15 second snippet of new Weekend music on his Instagram story accompanied by the caption "SOON". This was later confirmed to be a preview of the track, "Touch & Go", which makes an appearance on the final track list.

Before the release of the lead single, Dustyn married long-term lover and ex-Juneau member Dallas Conners. The pair tied the knot in November 2018, a month before the band returned with "Victory". The album was due for release in early 2019 but Blue-Conners asked if the project could be delayed as he feared that the intense promotional schedule would interfere with his new marriage.

On June 20th 2019, Weekend revealed the title of the album via Twitter. On the same platform, the band slowly began to reveal the artwork for the record on June 27th, showing it piece by piece before completing the artwork at midnight on June 28th. The cover is noted for its "brash" and "shocking" design, moving away from the more conservative and understated artwork the band previously opted for. The artwork features the members shirtless with body paint and make-up effects applied to them, set against a "purposely garish" collage of "bad renders" of sinister images. Some controversy arose regarding the depiction of a condom wrapper and occult references on the cover. The album was made available to pre-order on October 6th 2019.



Writing & Recording

In a summer 2018 interview, Riley Hamilton stated that the group were sitting on "well over 60 songs" for the project and that they were aiming to choose between 12 and 15 songs for the album. Many of these songs were registered to ASCAP around the same time but were ultimately scrapped. Later that year, Weekend set out on a new approach for the conception of the album which involved cutting off outside help. The group made a conscious decision to make their third album a far more introspective and truthful record, tapping into subjects that only the five of them have experienced together. This marks the first time that the band have not written with Sara Hollywood - a writer signed to Five Pesky Kids, who Weekend often cite as "the hidden sixth member" on account of her songwriting input since the first album.

Blue-Conners, Hamilton, Holmes, Ward and Wellington all wrote numerous songs for inclusion. The band wrote together, in small groups and on their own which resulted in a wide array of songs to choose from. Since its inception, Weekend knew that this third album was to be an 80's rock-pop styled affair, expanding from the sounds they played with on the previous album. Oscar Ward stated that the sound "compliments the lyrics beautifully" and that the "eclectic mix of soaring anthems, catchy hooks, tearjerker ballads and jaunty pop tunes all come together to tell our story so far".

Dustyn Blue-Conners, like on previous albums, has a writing credit on every song included. He also wrote three tracks alone. Riley Hamilton is second with six tracks co-penned. Scott Wellington has five writing credits to his name while Billy Holmes and Oscar Ward have four, respectively.

Critics have noted the vocal development of Billy Holmes and Riley Hamilton, praising their growth and spike in confidence over the years, becoming as forceful and dominant as Oscar Ward and Dustyn Blue-Conners on the records. Scott Wellington, however, revealed that his confidence has "taken a knock" over the constant criticism of his vocal abilities therefore, he has willingly asked for minimum solo airtime on this album



Music

"Welcome to the Real World", Weekend's first album in four years, contains 12 tracks and will have no region specific bonus tracks. All 12 songs will be released worldwide as standard with no deluxe variant of the album being available. The album is a mix of upbeat, mid-tempo and ballad tracks, with an overall 80's rock-pop inspired vibe encompassing the album. Their second studio release, "About Time", saw the band tap into a 70's and 80's influenced stadium rock sound which in turn inspired the retro sounds of this upcoming set too. The group opted to focus on a more pop oriented "throwback" sound this time around as opposed to the rockier tones of their previous release.

The themes explored on this album have been described as "darker" and "far more honest" than anything the group had written before. The band have often been cited as role models and perfect examples of young men in the modern world; pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion and diversity as well as throwing out typical Hollywood and boy band tropes. The band do not use gender leaning pronouns in their music, allowing listeners to adapt and interpret how they like. Wanting to expand on this, the band made a conscious effort to write more candidly on this set. The overall theme of the album is stepping into adulthood and seeing the "real" world. Some topics explored throughout the album are; peer pressure, self-criticism, drug abuse, homophobia, toxic masculinity, sex, pressures of fame, love and friendship.



Singles

"Victory" was released as the album's lead single on December 17th 2018. It marked Weekend's first release since "Only Just Begun" in 2015. The single debuted atop of the charts and remained their for four non-consecutive weeks. It has since became Weekend's best-selling single and is still charting and selling well ten months after release.

"Our Song" was released as the second single from the album on July 8th 2019. The track also debuted at #1, giving the group their fifth consecutive chart topper and seventh overall. The single was well-received by fans and critics alike and has been hailed as their most "poppy" and "radio-friendly" release since their debut era in 2012.

"Be A Man" was released as the third single from the album on September 30th 2019. The single received universal praise for its lyrics which tackle toxic masculinity and homophobic societal views. It debuted atop of the charts, giving the band their third #1 single from this album, their sixth consecutive one and their eighth overall.



Track Listing

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Welcome to the Real World
(D.Blue-Conners)

Our Song
(D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes, O.Ward, S.Wellington)

LDN Dusk
(D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes)

Hard
(D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton)

Victory
(D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, S.Wellington)

Where You Gonna Go?
(D.Blue-Conners, S.Wellington)

Be A Man
(D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes)

One for the Road
(D.Blue-Conners, O.Ward, S.Wellington)

Touch & Go
(D.Blue-Conners, O.Ward)

Poster Boy
(D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes, O.Ward, S.Wellington)

The Sun's On Us
(D.Blue-Conners)

Circles
(D.Blue-Conners)

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#2 Posted : 10 October 2019 05:10:57(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Welcome to the Real World
Genre(s): Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
Length: 4:56
Writers: D.Blue-Conners
Producers: LosOscuros, Dustyn Blue-Conners
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Welcome to the Real World is a song recorded by Australian-British-Irish boy band Weekend. It serves as the titular and opening track of their third studio album. The track was written solely by the youngest member of the group, Dustyn Blue-Conners. He also mixed, arranged and co-produced the song with LosOscuros, a production duo who have worked with the band since their debut record. The song is heavily inspired by pop in the 1980's, combining retro styled, synth produced sounds along with the rockier, live instrument styling that Weekend is known for. "Welcome to the Real World" establishes the overall theme of the album; harsh realities and the ugly truth. The song talks about the boys wanting to bury their heads in the sand just for a day to escape the seemingly never-ending chaos and negativity going on in the world. It also references adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it after turning 18.

Dustyn Blue-Conners initially wrote the basis of the song back in late 2017 but shelved it after not being happy with how it was turning out. The track remained untouched for almost a year until Weekend decided to throw out all the material they had worked on for their then-upcoming album and head in a different direction. Wanting a more raw and honest approach for the third album, Dustyn brought the song back to life, feeling that its candid lyrics about the state of the world would work well with their new theme. Blue-Conners reworked the song and even co-produced it before presenting it to the band again. Dustyn stated that the song has a double meaning; reflecting the mental toll the world is taking on people and also the privilege that some have as they're able to shut off and pretend real problems aren't happening.

Dustyn Blue-Conners wrote:
"There's a lot of heavy topics discussed on this album. Going into it, we decided to be far more candid and personal than ever before. Opening the album, we wanted something that's upbeat enough to draw the listener in but that also has meaning, not just a fun, disposable song. Welcome to the Real World fit perfectly and we even decided to name the album after it! Very proud moment because it was basically just me involved in the creation of the track and then the LosOscuros guys came in to take it to the next level."

"The song has two sides to it. You can hear it as a total escapism track and, on paper, that's what it is. It's about wanting to run away from all the bad things. It's about switching off the news and pretending their isn't a war going on. Mental health days and wellness are important. However, on the flip side, it's showing how ignorant people can be. It shows how easy it is for privileged people to act like nothing is happening because it isn't having a big impact on them. Sonically, it's a catchy and breezy pop song. Very "la la la" head in the clouds type stuff, which is the mindset of a lot of people. Starting the album off with that and following it up with a lot of tracks with more serious issues was also intentional. You can only keep your head in the sand for so long before reality creeps back in and bites you on the butt!"




Welcome to the Real World

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

Shut up and drive, do I really need a reason?
It's my own mind, I can change it like the seasons
So sick of asking questions and praying for guidance
So tired of the chains and unconscious compliance
I need more bad news like a damn hole in the head
All this stuff makes me wanna just stay in bed


And should anyone ask, I'm on a whole other planet today
It's none of your concern, don't send a search party
These conversations, they all just contaminate my air
Don't look for words of wisdom, I really don't care


I blew out my eighteenth candle
They said "welcome to the real world"
It all became too much to handle
As all the chaos started to unfurl
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
I'll try this again some other time
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no


Why are the facts so much stranger than fiction?
Think I understand the anger of our whole population
Pawns in a game, we're all stalling the race
I'm running for the hills, I'm choosing my own pace
Everyone's at odds, trembling finger on the trigger
I'm ducking for cover before heads get any bigger


Oh, and if anyone asks, if anybody should care at all
I've ran out the gate, got bored of climbing these walls
Stop wasting our time, you can spare me the lecture
I wanna go and paint myself a prettier picture


I blew out my eighteenth candle
They said "welcome to the real world"
It all became too much to handle
As all the chaos started to unfurl
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
I'll try this again some other time
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no


May come as a surprise 'cause normally this ain't my style
But these circuits are fried, I have to switch off for a while
I'm all washed out, feels like the heavens are always pouring
I have to go right now, maybe things will be OK come morning
I can't sit around and stew in anymore misery
If you're looking for me, cloud nine is where I'll be


I blew out my eighteenth candle
They said "welcome to the real world"
It all became too much to handle
As all the chaos started to unfurl
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
I'll try this again some other time
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no


I blew out my eighteenth candle
They said "welcome to the real world"
It all became too much to handle
As all the chaos started to unfurl
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
I'll try this again some other time
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no


Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no
Not today, not today, not today, not today, no


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#3 Posted : 10 October 2019 10:05:44(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Our Song
Genre(s): Pop, Synthpop, Rock-Pop
Length: 3:10
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes, S.Wellington, O.Ward
Producer: Andrew Watt
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Our Song is a song by Australian-British-Irish pop group Weekend. It served as the second single released from the album as well as the second song on the tracklist. Like the project's lead single, "Victory", it too showcases a natural progression in Weekend's sound, retaining their 80's inspired pop-rock sounds but edging towards a softer, synth-based pop approach as opposed to the stadium rock tinged tunes heard on their sophomore album, "About Time". The song was written by all five of the Weekend members and produced by Andrew Watt, the first time he has collaborated with the band. "Our Song" is a story about a strong, lifelong friendship or relationship. On the surface, it comes across as a love song dedicated to a partner but in actuality, Weekend wrote the song about their strong friendship and how they aspire to keep pushing ahead despite all of the setbacks they have and will continue to endure. The track references their love of music, name dropping some of their favourite acts such as Madonna and Queen and creates a mental picture of a road trip with the five members of the band.

The core of the track was written by Dustyn Blue-Conners, creating the bulk of the lyrics and the melody on his own with his acoustic guitar. Dustyn is a prolific songwriter, penning some of the best-selling songs of all-time and being the only member of Weekend to have a writing credit on every track. Weekend rarely write together as a five-piece - either writing in smaller groups or individually before showcasing the results to the others. In the case of "Our Song", Blue-Conners was unhappy with a few lines and wanted a new bridge entirely, thus bringing in the other four members to work on the song. Due to the personal lyrics, Blue-Conners also felt that it was "essential" that Hamilton, Holmes, Ward and Wellington had creative input as well. Speaking of the track, Dustyn said;

Dustyn Blue-Conners wrote:
"The whole concept of this new album, "Welcome to the Real World", is that we're being more honest with our listeners. We've been open books on the public front but our music has been a little more sugarcoated for our demographic. We're grown now and we have different things we want to say. "Our Song" not only expresses our love for one another but it doubles as an ode to our fans as well. We've written love songs but none as personal as this. We've never publicly broadcast how much our friendship means. I love these boys and I love our supporters. They're all like family to me and, as soppy as it sounds, I wanted to express that. I don't care if it's uncool or "weird" for men to express things like this. I don't care. I love them. This really is OUR song."


The song is noted for Riley Hamilton's vocal performance and prominence, aside from it's introspective lyrical content. Weekend's choruses are usually noted for their "anthem-like" chants: big in sound and often sung in unison with huskier, more "rock" oriented voices like Oscar Ward and Dustyn Blue-Conners being the most prevalent. Hamilton is known for his falsetto as well as his growth as a performer, sounding stronger with each album. He sings in his falsetto in the chorus, immediately given it a softer sound than many other Weekend hits. Billy Holmes also shares a segment of the chorus, showcasing his strong and smooth "R&B" styled voice. He also opens up the song, again giving it a far more subdued and silkier vibe than expected. Oscar Ward takes on the second verse and a pre-chorus, sounding more relaxed than his earlier "punchier" vocal style after surgery on his chords in 2016. Dustyn Blue-Conners, often regarded as the strongest singer, has the third verse as well as a large section of the bridge. He too sings in a softer, airier voice rather than his usual husky deep tones. His Irish accent still shines through. Scott Wellington only sings a pre-chorus. His naturally thin and light voice work well with the track.



Our Song

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

It's been a long road but paradise is still ahead
Cruising top down with the wind messing our hair
CD in the dashboard, we go way back like old school
Blaring Queen and Madonna 'cause we're just that cool
Keep it repeating, keep it repeating


We act like our hearts have never been broken
As if those final blows had never been spoken
The wheels could come off, you'd still be right here
Our never ending melody, oh so sweet to my ears
Keep it repeating, keep it repeating


With you, the music sounds better, I can't listen alone
Let's stay in this endless summer, living life in stereo


Never gonna lose the rhythm, never gonna lose our souls
No time to be down and out, come on, play me the crescendo

And sometimes, you know that we'll be dancing out of time
Spontaneously bursting out every single line

Everyone will be singing our song
Everyone will be singing our song
Lighters up for the chorus, they're playing it for us


I remember the nerves and innocence of way back then
We've all grown now but the thrills, they never end
Keeping me on my toes, you know how to keep me keen
Eyes still burning bright like we were still sixteen
Keep it repeating, keep it repeating


With you, the music sounds better, I can't listen alone
Let's stay in this endless summer, living life in stereo


Never gonna lose the rhythm, never gonna lose our souls
No time to be down and out, come on, play me the crescendo

And sometimes, you know that we'll be dancing out of time
Spontaneously bursting out every single line

Everyone will be singing our song
Everyone will be singing our song
Lighters up for the chorus, they're playing it for us


And as the years go by, you'll still be at my side
We'll be a little older but I'm not sure about the wise
Still cruising, drawing hearts in a breath on the window
Bring the beat back before it fades away with the outro

The seasons, they come and they go
Oh, the years, they come and they go
The seasons, they come and they go
Oh, the years, they come and they go
But we will never sing our song alone


Never gonna lose the rhythm, never gonna lose our souls
No time to be down and out, come on, play me the crescendo

And sometimes, you know that we'll be dancing out of time
Spontaneously bursting out every single line

Everyone will be singing our song
Everyone will be singing our song
Lighters up for the chorus, they're playing it for us


The seasons, they come and they go
Oh, the years, they come and they go
The seasons, they come and they go
Oh, the years, they come and they go
But we will never sing our song alone


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#4 Posted : 02 December 2019 08:19:19(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: LDN Dusk
Genre(s): Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
Length: 3:46
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes
Producers: LosOscuros, Riley Hamilton
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

LDN Dusk is a song recorded by Australian-British-Irish boy band Weekend. It serves as the third track of their third studio album. The song was written by three members of the band; Dustyn Blue-Conners, Riley Hamilton and Billy Holmes. Hamilton also mixed and co-produced the song with LosOscuros, a production duo who have worked with the band since their debut record. "LDN Dusk" is a dance-pop song with a moderate tempo of 126 beats per minute. While the song still contains live music elements, it is one of very few Weekend tracks that heavily utilises synthetic digital production. The song, in theme with the album, is inspired by synthpop sounds first heard in the 1980's. "LDN Dusk" is a story about wanting to break away from an on and off relationship: wising up to the fact that the other person only uses them when they are lonely and that real love is not reciprocated.

The track was born out of a session between Blue-Conners, Hamilton and Holmes. The boys aimed to create something "very melodic" and "pop oriented", deciding to stray away from heavy live instrumentation and create something more "polished" in sound. The lyric idea spawned from a conversation about the darkening sky between the group within the room and Blue-Conners found himself hung up on the word "dusk" for the duration, wanting to play around with the concept of it. Dustyn eventually came up with the concept of winter nights in the big city making someone feel lonely and reaching out for a "bootie call". The trio penned the song that day with Riley Hamilton being responsible for most of the melody. Hamilton also played a huge role in the production of the song, co-producing it with LosOscuros and playing around with vocal arrangements in the mix. The chorus of the song designates separate lines to four members rather than the traditional group harmony.

Riley Hamilton wrote:
"I think we've all been impacted emotionally by our environment. Not that we've all reached out and tried to use somebody but having certain times of the day or year play with your emotions is something that we've all experienced. On this album we set out to be as honest as possible and, as far from romantic as it is, booty calls are very much a thing and sometimes, they're very one sided. This song is about wising up to that and realising that the thing you once had, the person you built up in your head...none of that exists. It's essentially asking the other person "Do you really love me and want to make this work or are you just a sociopath and pretending to care just so you get what you want for a night?". The song jumps around. One minute we're adamant that it's over, the next verse we're totally over it but then the chorus comes back around and we're questioning things again. It's all very back and forth. Quite a confusing situation."




LDN Dusk

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

Always torn by the arms in different directions
Fighting in a war of opposite attractions
Not biting on the bullet this time
Say no more, don't wanna hear late night confessions
Cut the cord, you're not getting a reaction

I've just got the tears to subside

Said time and time again that we're gonna be just friends
But it's always a different story when the night rolls in

Do I burn bright in your mind, is that why you're calling?
Or are you lonesome tonight and wanting a human touch?
If I came over tonight, will it still be sweet in the morning?
Or is it just the urge that comes with London's dusk?


So sick and tired of the emotional propaganda
If you light up my phone, I'm not going to answer
Soon forget the way you call my name
I can handle all the serrated edges of your anger
Few smooth shots and heartbreak make me a dancer

Moving to my own beat again

Said time and time again that we're gonna be just friends
Not the final goodbye you wanted but this is how it ends

Do I burn bright in your mind, is that why you're calling?
Or are you lonesome tonight and wanting a human touch?
If I came over tonight, will it still be sweet in the morning?
Or is it just the urge that comes with London's dusk?


Had our own little fairy tale, full of hopes and dreams
Bathed together in twilight, it was ever so sweet
Now the thunder claps and the rivers are roaring
You only want my touch when the heavens are pouring


Do I burn bright in your mind, is that why you're calling?
Or are you lonesome tonight and wanting a human touch?
If I came over tonight, will it still be sweet in the morning?
Or is it just the urge that comes with London's dusk?


Do I burn bright in your mind, is that why you're calling?
Or are you lonesome tonight and wanting a human touch?
If I came over tonight, will it still be sweet in the morning?
Or is it just the urge that comes with London's dusk?


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#5 Posted : 02 December 2019 09:26:06(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Hard
Genre(s): Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
Length: 6:43
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton
Producers: Riley Hamilton
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Hard is a song recorded by Australian-British-Irish boy band Weekend. It serves as the fourth track of their third studio album. The song was written by two members of the band; Dustyn Blue-Conners and Riley Hamilton. Hamilton also produced the song in its entirety, marking his first time achieving such a feat. He also co-produced previous track "LDN Dusk". "Hard" is noted for its experimentation: featuring heavily sexual lyrics for the band, standing at almost seven minutes in length and combining 80's synths, 90's Balearic guitar and dance beats with a futuristic soundscape. The song can be described as a trance-inspired mid tempo track, marrying pieces of techno and rave music with pop ballad elements. It follows the common verse-chorus form, but includes a number of instrumental solos from Blue-Conners' electric guitar. Dustyn sings a middle 8 which is also repeated as an outro, concluding the song. "Hard" is a story about undying love and making sure to constantly support and raise each other up. The track is also heavily filled with sexually suggestive lyrics, their most explicit to date.

Following on from the completion of the track "LDN Dusk", Weekend wanted another song in a similar synthpop vein but "bigger" and "riskier". Hamilton and Blue discussed several possibilities over a working lunch and began to pen ideas down. Knowing that they were going down a more pop oriented route with the track, Dustyn knew that he wanted the title or at least some of the lyrical content to juxtapose the sonics of the song. The original concept was titled "Love Me Hard" before being shortened to just "Hard", sounding more blunt. With the idea of creating an "epic" song, Hamilton and Blue-Conners agreed not to erase any ideas they had written down and came up with several different verses, hooks, middle 8's and even entirely different melodies. The band recorded every single piece individually. Hamilton would then take everything and piece together the song in the studio; mixing, arranging and producing the entire track. Once the bulk of it was made, the group then re-recorded some of the choruses and backing vocals as a five-part harmony so that the song sounded like less of a "patchwork".

Billy Holmes wrote:
"Riley did and amazing job on the production and the writing is...quite something. It's so sexy and raw yet it's clever and tender all at the same time. It's not smutty at all but it definitely gets the mind going. Dustyn and Riley are amazing writers. Definitely the best out of all of us. I think that this is one of our finest moments. Everyone who has heard the track has been floored by it. It's a mammoth song. I think what stands out is the honesty, the rawness and the vulnerability. In the lyrics, we're laying it all out on the table. We're being soppy gits and confessing our undying love and then the production is very emotive. The electric guitar twangs just give it that something special. It's one of those "dancing with tears in your eyes" kind of productions. When Riley was producing it, he said he was thinking about "Believe" by Cher. It's a song I can't stand but Riley really took the best elements of that and came through. It does have that 90's trance, futuristic soundscape that seems otherworldly yet so close to home at the same time. It's a glorious, soaring song and it just amps up the longer it goes on. I definitely see it as a career highlight."




Hard

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

[Electric guitar intro]

Even when we're laying there speechless
I can hear you calling to me loud and clear
We've dropped the shields, there's no pretence
We're out riding free with no fears
Got a love that transcends all language
Can navigate through the stormiest weather
Exploring deep, finding new ways of understanding
Some honey always makes things better


And no, I'm not afraid to come undone
When there's bumps in the road, I know you won't run
Yeah, I'm not scared of any leap or fall
When I'm bound to you, I come back above it all
In your arms, I'm never scared of the dark
'Cause you lo-lo-lo-lo-love me hard


[Electric guitar solo]

There's no start, there's no ending
No man and no army can stand in the way
Found paradise but we'll keep on searching
Seeking new treasures in a foreign place


Locking of lips always so in sync
Rolling on petals, feeling strokes of pink
Just one look and I know what you're about

We can find beauty in the simple things
Or turn up the gears and pull at the strings
Don't worry if the words don't come out


I know you're not afraid to come undone
When there's bumps in the road, you know I won't run
Yeah, you're not scared of any leap or fall
When you're bound to me, you'll come back above it all
In my arms, you're never scared of the dark
'Cause I lo-lo-lo-lo-love you hard


[Electric guitar solo]

No need to panic when the sun goes down
Still intertwined, still feeling the touch


Locking of lips always so in sync
Rolling on petals, feeling strokes of pink
Just one look and I know what you're about

We can find beauty in the simple things
Or turn up the gears and pull at the strings
Don't worry if the words don't come out


And no, I'm not afraid to come undone
When there's bumps in the road, I know you won't run
Yeah, I'm not scared of any leap or fall
When I'm bound to you, I come back above it all
In your arms, I'm never scared of the dark
'Cause you lo-lo-lo-lo-love me hard


You're always there waiting and your arms unfold
Ready for me to bathe in all the gold
We go deeper, this is more than just physical
My heartbeat is racing 'cause you love me to the bone
You're always there waiting and your arms unfold
Ready for me to bathe in all the gold
We go deeper, this is more than just physical
My heartbeat is racing 'cause you love me to the bone


[Electric guitar solo]

And no, I'm not afraid to come undone
When there's bumps in the road, I know you won't run
Yeah, I'm not scared of any leap or fall
When I'm bound to you, I come back above it all
In your arms, I'm never scared of the dark
'Cause you lo-lo-lo-lo-love me hard


I know you're not afraid to come undone
When there's bumps in the road, you know I won't run
Yeah, you're not scared of any leap or fall
When you're bound to me, you'll come back above it all
In my arms, you're never scared of the dark
'Cause I lo-lo-lo-lo-love you hard


You're always there waiting and your arms unfold
Ready for me to bathe in all the gold
We go deeper, this is more than just physical
My heartbeat is racing 'cause you love me to the bone
You're always there waiting and your arms unfold
Ready for me to bathe in all the gold
We go deeper, this is more than just physical
My heartbeat is racing 'cause you love me to the bone


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Artist: Weekend
Title: Victory
Genre(s): Rock-Pop, Pop, R&B
Length: 3:19
Writer: D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, S.Wellington
Producer: LosOscuros
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Victory is a song by Australian-British-Irish pop group Weekend. The song served as the lead single from the album. It also marked the first release for the group in over three years, following some personal downtime after their Here We Go Again world tour and allowing group member Oscar Ward time off to heal following surgery on his vocal chords in mid 2016. The song showcases a natural progression in the band's sound, retaining the rock-pop, almost stadium rock sound that they are known and loved for while incorporating some smoother, R&B styled beats throughout to make the track less aggressive in sound. "Victory" is a story about not giving up on a lost love and lover, willing to fight through the dark times and emerge victorious in spite of naysayers and the obstacles thrown throughout. Some parents have highlighted concern over some lyrics which suggest a suicide attempt, deeming it "too heavy" for a band that has a huge young audience like Weekend. The song was a "surprise release", dropping on all platforms without prior warning or promotion.

Weekend initially began to work on their third studio album while on the road in 2015 and 2016, during their Here We Go Again world tour. The plan was to release the album in either late 2016 or early 2017 but plans came to a halt when Oscar Ward had to endure vocal chord surgery. With Ward being the lead singer of the group, it put plans on the shelf indefinitely. While Oscar recuperated, the remaining four members of the band would occasionally throw out and work on creative ideas but not venture any further than a rough demo or voice note, hoping that they would have enough material to work on as swiftly as possible when it was safe for Oscar to return to singing. Most of the material, however, was discarded by the time the quintet reunited in the studios to properly work on the project again, citing new life experiences for inspiration behind "bigger" and "better" material. The chorus from "Victory", was one of the only pieces to survive from the 2016 material.

Written by three of the members: Dustyn Blue, Riley Hamilton and Scott Wellington, Victory was in the making for two years. It initially started off as a different song composed by Blue and Wellington. When they returned to the studio in early 2018 for a writing session, Blue, Hamilton and Wellington began to work on a new composition but were failing to find a suitable chorus. Blue then remembered the demo for Victory and played it to his writing partners. They then lifted the section from the old song, reworked some of the melody and pieced together the final version. Many critics instantly praised the song's lyrics for showing growth but a handful were disgruntled at the depiction of a suicide attempt. Ward's verse in particular was critcised especially for the lines; "A splash in the blue, you found it hard to breathe/Resurfaced and awoken with brand new eyes to see" with many believing that it suggests a suicide attempt is what it takes to change someone's mind, if they are lucky enough to survive. Scott Wellington, one of the writers, dismissed this.

Scott Wellington wrote:
"The song isn't actually about a suicide attempt. It's just about frustration, wanting to run away and do something extreme to feel alive again and wash away all the negativity that's bogging you down. People are watching and worried but in the end, it's more like a rebirth. It's sort of like after you've had a huge, brilliant cry on a shoulder and you suddenly feel lighter, seeing things with new eyes. It was the perfect track to return with and launch the new project. Sonically, it's not too far off of our previous work. It builds up and it soars. It has this huge anthem of a chorus but there's little quirks in the production that are a nod to the 1980's inspired sound. Also, the topic is pretty raw and honest just like the theme of the new album. In all honesty, it's our best lead single to date in my opinion."





Victory

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott


Perched on the pier where we met
Your feet dangling, sweaty palms on the edge
Wondering if you've got the guts to jump
Or brave the weathers from the clouds above
We messed up, we messed up twice
But I think we deserve another roll of the dice


I've been to war for you, kept on pushing through
I've seen through the darkness into your heart
I know you've been in a war too, keep pushing through
Standing out on the battlefield for you


When you're struggling to find the light
Know that I'll be the saviour, the star to guide
Fled from their words, our failings, ran from the pain
But you can only go so far, it gets colder in the rain
They say that it's only fools who fall in love
Paint me as the biggest clown but I'm not giving up on us


I've been to war for you, kept on pushing through
I've seen through the darkness into you heart
I know you've been in a war too, keep pushing through
Standing out on the battlefield for you


I've ran through the fires and back again
Tread on shattered glass for miles on end
I fight the fight with you to stand in victory
Love doesn't have to be a losing game
Why's it always gotta be us against them?
I'm here with you tonight, let's start a different story
We could be standing in victory, in our victory
It's our victory, this is our victory, ay


You're slipping, so tired and broken down
With the weight of the world, I prayed you wouldn't drown
A splash in the blue, you found it hard to breathe
Resurfaced and awoken with brand new eyes to see
Survived the jump, there's no more time for regrets
Come and wrap in my embrace, 'cause we aren't finished yet


I've been to war for you, kept on pushing through
I've seen through the darkness into your heart
I know you've been in a war too, keep pushing through
Standing out on the battlefield for you


I've ran through the fires and back again
Tread on shattered glass for miles on end
I fight the fight with you to stand in victory
Love doesn't have to be a losing game
Why's it always gotta be us against them?
I'm here with you tonight, let's start a different story
We could be standing in victory, in our victory
It's our victory, this is our victory, ay


I've been to war for you, kept on pushing through
I've seen through the darkness into your heart

I know you've been in a war too, keep pushing through
Standing out on the battlefield for you


I've been to war for you, kept on pushing through
I've seen through the darkness into you heart
I know you've been in a war too, keep pushing through
Standing out on the battlefield for you


I've ran through the fires and back again
Tread on shattered glass for miles on end
I fight the fight with you to stand in victory
Love doesn't have to be a losing game
Why's it always gotta be us against them?
I'm here with you tonight, let's start a different story
We could be standing in victory, in our victory
It's our victory, this is our victory, ay


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#7 Posted : 02 December 2019 12:22:20(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Where You Gonna Go?
Genre(s): Electropop
Length: 3:19
Writer: D.Blue-Conners, S.Wellington
Producer: LosOscuros
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Where You Gonna Go? is a song recorded by Australian-British-Irish boy band Weekend. It serves as the sixth track from their third studio album. The song was written by two members of the band; Dustyn Blue-Conners and Scott Wellington. Production of the song was handled by LosOscuros, a production duo who have worked with the band since their debut record. Sticking to the theme of the album, "Where You Gonna Go?" is rooted in synthpop and is inspired by pop and rock music from the 1980's. It has been described as a "slow burner", with low bubbling synths gradually building from the start of the track and taking over one minute into run time for the first chorus to kick in. The song is considered as a follow-up to previous album track, "LDN Dusk" and is described as a "kiss-off" anthem. The track tells a few home truths to a toxic ex-lover and how they'll never find love or get anywhere in life if they continue to use people.

An initial draft of the song was written back in 2016 by Scott Wellington. The loose concept as well as the "Where you gonna go?/Where you gonna sleep tonight?" are all that remain in the song we have today. When writing for the album, after recording "LDN Dusk", Dustyn knew that he wanted to create a "part two", enjoying the visualisation he conjured up from the story in the first track. When Blue-Conners asked his band mates if they had anything that could work with his vision, Wellington presented him with the original lyrics of "Where Will You Go?". The pair then reworked the song together and took it to LosOscuros, who also produced "LDN Dusk".

Dustyn Blue-Conners wrote:
"This is definitely the sassiest track on the album. Usually when we're writing about the demise of a relationship, we tend to focus on the hurt or the life lessons we learned. I don't think we've written a "screw you!" track of this calibre before. For this album, we wanted to be as honest as possible and show all the different shades of light and dark that you experience in life. Sometimes you just want to yell at your ex and call them out on their BS ways. I felt like with our song "LDN Dusk", there was more to offer. I really liked all the questioning going on in that track and the mental images it inspired. I could really picture those late night calls, the mind games, the sleepless nights. "Where You Gonna Go?" picks up a few months down the line and you're over that toxic relationship. You actually feel a little bit sad for your ex because they're still stuck in that poisonous place. This song is a bit of a cheeky wake-up call, really. Like, if you continue to be that superficial and keep treating people like dirt...where WILL you go from there?"





Where You Gonna Go?

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

Belted high note

Oh, oh, oh ah
Oh, oh, oh ah
Huh, huh, ah
Oh, oh, oh ah
Oh, oh, oh ah
Huh, huh, ah

You've travelled around the world, searching for Mr Right
Someone to sweep you up on a magic carpet ride
Ya met a lot passing fancies who barely survive one night
They clearly were not enough for your appetite
He gotta tuck in his shirt, ride a Benz and work more than a 9 to 5
Looks like someone set their standards high
Gotta bring it all on the double if he wants to be by your side
Any less and he's out of your sight


You have them all falling head over heels for your fool's gold
The candy-coated heart that they desire is really just stone cold
You're looking tight washed and super fine, love the thrill of the chase
Always raising the bar but the diamond at the core will always be a fake


And when you need somebody, oh when you need someone
When you need somebody, yeah when you need someone
Who can you turn to? Where will you run?
The streets are getting cold and the rain cuts like knives
Not a soul to hold you when the world turns off the lights
Where will you go? Where will you hide?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna sleep tonight?

Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?


Talk a really good game but nobody can hear what you're saying
Now they all know you were just playing
Flocked around like a moth to a flame, really thought you were winning
Now faster than Bolt, it's for the hills they're running
No engine fast enough, can't keep up, watch them all escaping
Yeah, I think it's time that you started praying


You had them all falling head over heels for your fool's gold
Seen that the candy-coated heart is nothing but stone cold
You're looking tight washed and super fine, love the thrill of the chase
Always raising the bar but the diamond at the core will always be a fake


And when you need somebody, oh when you need someone
When you need somebody, yeah when you need someone
Who can you turn to? Where will you run?
The streets are getting cold and the rain cuts like knives
Not a soul to hold you when the world turns off the lights
Where will you go? Where will you hide?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna sleep tonight?

Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?


Oh, oh, oh ah
Oh, oh, oh ah
Huh, huh, ah
Oh, oh, oh ah
Oh, oh, oh ah
Huh, huh, ah


If you're looking for someone to keep you warm at night
I don't wanna be the one
If you're looking for someone who always concedes in your fights
I don't wanna be the one
No, I ain't gonna be the one
Screaming that romance is dead
When you're the one who shot it in the head
So where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?
Oooooooooh


And when you need somebody, oh when you need someone
When you need somebody, yeah when you need someone
Who can you turn to? Where will you run?
The streets are getting cold and the rain cuts like knives
Not a soul to hold you when the world turns off the lights
Where will you go? Where will you hide?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna sleep tonight?

Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?


Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now? (Where you gonna, where you gonna...)
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now? (Where?!)
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go now?

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#8 Posted : 03 December 2019 01:09:55(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Be A Man
Genre(s): Pop, Synthpop, Rock-Pop
Length: 3:15
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, R.Hamilton, B.Holmes
Producer: Andrew Watt
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Be A Man is a song by Australian-British-Irish pop group Weekend. The song was released worldwide on September 30th 2019 and serves as the third single from their upcoming third studio album, "Welcome to the Real World", set for release in late 2019. Like the project's first singles, "Victory" and "Our Song", it too showcases a natural progression in Weekend's sound, retaining their 80's inspired pop-rock sounds. The track is noted for having a heavy, rock influenced electric guitar buildup and solo during the chorus. The song was written by Dustyn Blue-Conners, Riley Hamilton and Billy Holmes and produced by Andrew Watt, who also produced their precious single. "Be A Man" is noted for being a politically charged anthem, pushing the envelope for Weekend and their socially-conscious music. The lyrics of the track challenge bigots within society as well as the concept of toxic masculinity. The boys question society's ideas of what it is to be a man; mentally, emotionally and in terms of sexuality.

The core of the track was written by Dustyn Blue-Conners and Billy Holmes, with Blue-Conners crafting the melody on his acoustic guitar. Weekend have always been seen as a forward-thinking, liberal and modern group - representing diversity among races and sexuality as well as making the bulk of their songs gender neutral, straying away from male and female pronouns. Dustyn and Billy, the LGBTQ+ members of the band, set out to create a song that challenges their oppressors, becoming an anthem for their LGBTQ+ fans. The entire theme of the forthcoming album is the ugly truth of the world and entering adulthood within it. Dustyn and Billy believed the song to be a strong contender for inclusion, therefore presenting it to the remaining members of the group for comment. Riley Hamilton then penned additional lyrics for the song.

Billy Holmes wrote:
"We've always pushed the boat out when it comes to the lyrics of our songs. We write everything and have a certain high standard. Even aside from quality lyricism, we always make sure that we are as inclusive as possible and that we use our music to promote positive messages that we believe in. Forget my Twitter personality, forget all of our human struggles, at the end of the day Weekend stand for love and acceptance. This song really encompasses that and not in a sugarcoated way. We've been a little more reserved in the past but we've grown as artists and individuals. This album is far more mature. We're saying what HAS to be said. The landscape of the world we live in is absolutely dire. It's filled with hate and ignorance. Yeah, we have a lot of songs that are just for fun and we hope fans use them as a form of escapism but for this one, we had to go hard or go home. No fluffy, cutesy song could tackle the subjects of homophobia and the toxic masculinity that millions harbour. This is Weekend saying that we've had enough. We're spreading love while simultaneously fighting back. I'd also just like to thank the other members of the group for being constant allies and joining this fight with us."




Be A Man

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

You really should see me when you're not around
I'm the king of the castle, I run this town
Can't fit in your puzzle, my edges are obscure
Waiting for the Trojans to come knock down my door
I don't just want to be me when the coast is clear
Gonna need you and your acid army to disappear


Yeah, we all get a little broken up and beat
So why are you bending the rules and calling it weak?
Should I grunt and flex, suppress it all and "man up"?
Don't mean to rock your boat but that phrase sucks
Screaming about sensitivity, guess you'd know about that
Who breaks a cold sweat about a Queen and his handbag?


Oh, was that too much?
Oh, did a nerve get touched?


Always saying something without really saying nothing
For someone so ignorant, you really give a damn
Arguments with unclear meanings, I'm caught in between and
I can't change a thing as this is who I am
Seem to know everything so, can you help me with something?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?


Yes, I really could be the little hero of the hour
But I'm locked away at the top of your dark age tour
Never answer my questions 'cause you know you'll crumble
I don't want more storms, sick and tired of the rumble
And it's always the same old shhh but a different day
Let's straighten this out, it's a-okay to be gay!


Oh, were your pearls clutched?
Oh, do I even give a ....?


Always saying something without really saying nothing
For someone so ignorant, you really give a damn
Arguments with unclear meanings, I'm caught in between and
I can't change a thing as this is who I am
Seem to know everything so, can you help me with something?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?


Don't know why you have to sit and scrutinise
I'm sure you'd rather go on and live your life
It's totally fine, you really shouldn't worry about me
Why don't you step outside, go get yourself a hobby?
No, I don't need to put you under the microscope
Had you figured out from all the hate that you spoke
Another sad case but things can always change
Hope you get better but don't rain on our parade


Always saying something without really saying nothing
For someone so ignorant, you really give a damn
Arguments with unclear meanings, I'm caught in between and
I can't change a thing as this is who I am
Seem to know everything so, can you help me with something?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?


Always saying something without really saying nothing
For someone so ignorant, you really give a damn
Arguments with unclear meanings, I'm caught in between and
I can't change a thing as this is who I am
Seem to know everything so, can you help me with something?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?
What the hell does it mean to be a man?


Oh, did a nerve get touched?

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#9 Posted : 11 December 2019 05:23:32(UTC)
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Artist: Weekend
Title: One for the Road
Genre(s): Pop, Synthpop, Rock-Pop
Length: 3:35
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, O.Ward, S.Wellington
Producer: Andrew Watt, Dustyn Blue-Conners
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

One for the Road is a song recorded by Australian-British-Irish boy band Weekend. It serves as the seventh track from their third studio album. The song was written by three members of the band; Dustyn Blue-Conners, Oscar Ward and Scott Wellington. Production of the track was handled by Andrew Watt, who worked closely with the group for some time during the conception of the album, as well as Dustyn Blue-Conners. "One for the Road" is a pop song influenced by stadium rock and sounds popular in music from the 1980's. It heavily utilises layers of synths, guitars, hand claps and stacked backing harmonies, giving the track an extremely dense sound. The song has been likened to the throwback pop/rock sounds that the group introduced on their sophomore album. "One for the Road" has been described as a "drinking anthem" as well as a story of "enjoying youth will [you] have it". The song talks about the boys spending a drunken night out with a potential love interest and throwing caution to the wind, taking every opportunity they have to enjoy themselves in the moment - purposely blocking out the idea of the next morning and potential consequences.

The song was written by Dustyn Blue-Conners, Oscar Ward and Scott Wellington. The trio created the song after a 2019 New Year's Day party, which was partly the inspiration. Wanting to write a "party" song, the boys reflected on the night they had and would then delve further into their past as part of the biggest pop band in recent history. The group told stories about wild nights out from the early days of the band and reminisced about their old single lifestyle: how it felt to be newly famous with the world at their feet. Blue-Conners, Ward and Wellington wrote the majority of the track with a very loose melody. Dustyn would then go on to refine the track, work out the melody and chords and go on to co-produce the track with Andrew Watt.

Oscar Ward wrote:
"We decided to be very honest on this album. We talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of the world and what it's like to be us. This one kind of touches on all of those aspects. At face value, it's a very upbeat song about drinking, having fun, it's a little sexy at times. Going a little deeper, however, you can see the dark undertones. You can either read the lyrics as celebrating youth and letting your hair down or you can see them as a recipe for disaster. It was based on 2012 when we took off and it sort of foreshadows a LOT of the mess we would then get into as a band, as five young men with the keys to the world. There was always that "one more won't hurt" thing going on whenever we went out. We're more sensible now...most of us...but back then it was just about doing as much as you can in one night and not caring about the morning after. Production wise, it's such a dense and layered song and it really transports you to this secluded spot and it also reflects the lyrical content - nothing exists beyond this moment."




One for the Road

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott

Everything we want is just another shot away
Don't read between the lines, don't skip to the last page
Just living in the moment 'cause I'm right here with you
It's only some fun, why does everybody worry?
Wouldn't be the first time we woke up in the hotel lobby
Just living in the moment 'cause I'm right here with you


If you're looking for a taste of trouble tonight
If you're looking for a ticket to the wild ride
Take my hand and we'll pick up the pace
Live in colour, fight the shades of grey


We can dance with our devils, do it all offbeat
We can own the whole club, playing kings and queens
Sink a little deeper, our waters run deep
Lost in your waves while the whole world's asleep
The sun's coming up and it's a long crawl home
Before this all fades, let's take one for the road


Don't overthink it, you can call this what you want
Gotta enjoy the heat before we go back into the storm
Just living in the moment 'cause I'm right here with you
Do as the DJ tells us, throw our hands up in the air
He's looking over at you but I don't want to share
Just living in the moment 'cause I'm right here with you


If you're looking for a taste of heaven tonight
If you're looking for a ticket to the hottest ride
Take my hand and we'll pick up the pace
Live in colour, fight the shades of grey


We can dance with our devils, do it all offbeat
We can own the whole club, playing kings and queens
Sink a little deeper, our waters run deep
Lost in your waves while the whole world's asleep
The sun's coming up and it's a long crawl home
Before this all fades, let's take one for the road


One for the ro-oh-oh-oad, ro-oh-oh-oad
One for the ro-oh-oh-oad, ro-oh-oh-oad


Work so hard so we should get to play more
Dancing over the bodies and glitter on the dance floor
Life rolls too fast but I'm always ready for the encore
Another sip and we're naked and unafraid
Take it on, take it off, take our cares away
Learn something tomorrow from tonight's mistakes
Just living in the moment 'cause I'm right here with you


We can dance with our devils, do it all offbeat
We can own the whole club, playing kings and queens
Sink a little deeper, our waters run deep
Lost in your waves while the whole world's asleep
The sun's coming up and it's a long crawl home
Before this all fades, let's take one for the road


One for the ro-oh-oh-oad, ro-oh-oh-oad
One for the ro-oh-oh-oad, ro-oh-oh-oad

One for the ro-oh-oh-oad, ro-oh-oh-oad
One for the ro-oh-oh-oad, ro-oh-oh-oad


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DENEIL // MERCEDES // VICTORIA BLACK // MICHELLE GREEN // CHICAGO NOBODY
REUBEN // CHRISTOPHER HUDSON // BLAKE // ASHLEY GRIMMIE // JOHNNY CARTER
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Artist: Weekend
Title: Touch & Go
Genre(s): Pop, Synthpop
Length: 3:55
Writers: D.Blue-Conners, O.Ward
Producer: LosOscuros, Riley Hamilton
Label: Five Pesky Kids
From The Album: Welcome to the Real World

Touch & Go is a song recorded by Australian-British-Irish boy band Weekend. It serves as the eighth track from their third studio album. The song was written by two members of the band; Dustyn Blue-Conners and Oscar Ward. Production of the track was handled by LosOscuros and Riley Hamilton, who also produced "LDN Dusk" together. "Touch & Go" a synthpop and dance-pop track, dripping in 1980's nostalgia. Hamilton looked to artists such as The Pet Shop Boys for inspiration. Like other Hamilton produced tracks, the song is noted for it's unconventional structure. "Touch & Go" has been described as "heartbreaking but glorious" and as "an elegantly sad account of a waning relationship". The lyrics speak of someone trying their best to keep a relationship alive when it's clear that the other person involved doesn't hold the same strong romantic feelings. The song explores denial and naive optimism.

The track was written by Dustyn Blue-Conners and Oscar Ward in the form of an acoustic guitar ballad. The pair wanted to create a song that would make the listener root for the singer: a song drenched in denial and one in which the protagonist deserves better in life and love. Blue-Conners created the initial melody but found it too "dreary". During production meetings, he told fellow band mate Riley Hamilton that, although it's a sad song at it's core, he wanted it to have more "oomph" and that the themes of false hope and naivety in love should be at the forefront rather than the sadness of unrequited love. Hamilton and LosOscuros then worked on a new synthpop inspired beat. The melody and lyrics are still ballad-like in sense but the shimmering quirks within the production conjure up feelings of an undeniable sense of optimism. Like with "Hard", Riley chopped and screwed all of the boys vocal segments to create an unconventional style. Billy and Dustyn's post-chorus segments were initially recorded as the bridge.

Riley Hamilton wrote:
"I think that this is such a beautifully sad song. With the production, lush harmonies and a lot of the lyrics, you do see a glimmer of hope sort of coating the song but underneath it all, it's quite a sad story. It's about wanting more from a person who is being aloof and detached. You think a relationship is going well, you believe you're on the same page and then they do or say something that knocks you backward. It's really hard knowing that your heart is in it more than the other person is. That can happen with friendships too. It sucks when you discover that someone doesn't see you the way you thought they did. In the song, we aren't even breaking up with our flaky lover. We're begging them to commit. We're possibly very much in denial, you know? We're planning a future and wanting to live out the love of a lifetime and they're hovering over their phone, debating whether or not to dump us. Could very well be a lost cause but I'm all for love triumphing."




Touch & Go

All
Billy
Dustyn
Oscar
Riley
Scott


I jumped right in with abandoned beliefs
Clouded judgements always seem to shroud around me
Smoke and mirrors? I can't make that call
We had one great December now I'm wanting them all

And I could be laying here, holding onto nothing
I pray you reach out and just give me something


When you turn away, yeah it cuts so deep
But I can't even lie, I love the way it bleeds
Yeah, you build me up and your tear me down
Still, I can't wait 'til you come back around


You come around with all the best intentions
We lay it down and work out all our tensions
Each night, I'm always getting a new impression
Just a hint of sugar is enough to tide me over
I'm thinking that we should get a little closer
It burns me up and then it's cold-cold shoulder
It's always just touch and go, it's all I know
Touch and go
Touch and go


Might be dumb but in this love thing, I still believe
One thing that I want and I hope you've got it for me
Might sound crazy but in happy endings, I still believe
What do you say, do you want to try it out to see?


Might be dumb but in this love thing, I still believe
One thing that I want and I hope you've got it for me
Might sound crazy but in happy endings, I still believe
What do you say, do you want to try it out to see?


Maybe I'm just lost up in a film scene
Running in the wrong direction, chasing what can't be
You'd think I'd get tired of always losing
But you're worth the aches and the bruising

What's behind the walls you built so high?
Is it all an act or safe space to hide?


I jumped right in with abandoned beliefs
Clouded judgements always seem to shroud around me
Smoke and mirrors? I can't make that call
We had one great December now I'm wanting them all

And I could be laying here, holding onto nothing
I pray you reach out and just give me something


You come around with all the best intentions
We lay it down and work out all our tensions
Each night, I'm always getting a new impression
Just a hint of sugar is enough to tide me over
I'm thinking that we should get a little closer
It burns me up and then it's cold-cold shoulder
It's always just touch and go, it's all I know
Touch and go
Touch and go


Yeah, yeah, it's always touch and go, oh

You come around with all the best intentions
We lay it down and work out all our tensions
Each night, I'm always getting a new impression
Just a hint of sugar is enough to tide me over
I'm thinking that we should get a little closer
It burns me up and then it's cold-cold shoulder
It's always just touch and go, it's all I know
Touch and go
Touch and go


Might be dumb but in this love thing, I still believe
One thing that I want and I hope you've got it for me
Might sound crazy but in happy endings, I still believe
What do you say, do you want to try it out to see?


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WEEKEND // JOSHUA GRIMMIE // ANDREA // PUBLIC WARNING // LINCOLN
DENEIL // MERCEDES // VICTORIA BLACK // MICHELLE GREEN // CHICAGO NOBODY
REUBEN // CHRISTOPHER HUDSON // BLAKE // ASHLEY GRIMMIE // JOHNNY CARTER
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