Track of the Day: Wide Awake by Parquet Courts

Written by frtyfve Team

Parquet Courts have announced their return with the title track from their upcoming album, ‘Wide Awake!’. Following their 2016 release ‘Human Performance’, the record is their fifth studio album. 

According to Andrew Savage and co-frontman Austin Brown, ‘Wide Awake!’ ‘represents the duality of coping and confrontation’. “In such a hateful era of culture, we stand in opposition to that — and to the nihilism used to cope with that — with ideas of passion and love," claims Brown. He goes onto say that on this record he found himself “writing songs I’ve been wanting to write but never had the courage.”

A fusion of post-punk, funk and pop, the single release is a taster of what to expect from the album. The single has blown up since its release, gaining over 100,000 streams in four days and appearing on 14 influential playlists, giving the track a total playlist following of 5,001,854. Appearing close to the top of the New Indie Mix playlist (808,476 followers), it is likely that Parquet Courts will rise higher up the charts this week (TalentAI). 

‘Wide Awake!’ will be released on May 18th via Rough Trade. 

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