BlackWaters’ Latest Track Isn’t One to Miss
Forget Myself is the latest release from Sheffield- based BlackWaters. After an exciting summer of festivals such as Tramlines, Reading and Leeds, and Neighbourhood, the band have been busy working on some new material, and are also set to support The Libertines on December dates of their tour next month. Not only that, but the boys have also recently announced their own headline tour for next year!
Forget Myself begins with a deep, heavy bassline as lead singer Max’s distinctive vocals convey the lyrics ‘walking home, the lights are low, we sing our hearts out to electro’. You can immediately notice something different with this track compared to previous releases; musically it appears darker, and more mysterious. However, this moody intro soon explodes into a poppy, little chorus: ‘forget myself, and dance like she’s watching’.
To say that this song has been firmly stuck in my head since its release says something about its intoxicatingly catchy nature, and like a lot of BlackWaters’ previous releases, it is centred around ideas of being young and free, getting drunk and making bad decisions (see Let The Good Times Roll). But the deeper meaning of this track lies with positive ideas about not caring what others think, shaking off your insecurities and literally forgetting yourself in the moment, a message we all need to be reminded of. This is ultimately a BlackWaters disco track and instead of focussing on the band’s distinctive punky sounds and manic, riotous riffs, Forget Myself serves up a refreshing, punchy melodic bop.
This track definitely reflects the creativity of the band who are also making big waves in the DIY music scene through the creation of the Ja’rred Up Arts Lab, holding back yard parties and open mic nights in their new base in Sheffield. These boys thrive off of imagination and new, innovative ideas when it comes to their music and relationship with the industry.
Building a sense of community with artists, writers, photographers, promoters, fans and other creative people is exactly what their Arts Lab is all about, but the main reason is most definitely based on a mutual appreciation for upcoming talent and simply having a great time! Forget Myself, with its light-hearted and care-free energy, fits perfectly with the band’s hard-working and creative ethos, and is a lovely little slice of what’s yet to come from these talented boys.
BlackWaters will support The Libertines at their December shows:
7th Dec – Barrowland, Glasgow
15th December – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Don’t miss the boys on their 2020 headline tour, tickets are on sale now!
23rd Jan – The Garage, Glasgow
25th Jan – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
26th Jan – The Basement, York
29th Jan – The Polar Bear, Hull
30th Jan – EBGBS, Liverpool
1st Feb – Network, Sheffield
5th Feb – The Venue, Derby
7th Feb – Boileroom, Guilford
8th Feb – Heartbreakers, Southampton
10th Feb – Hope and Ruin, Brighton
11th Feb – 26 Leake Street, London
12th Feb – The Horn, St. Albans
13th Feb – The Half Moon, Bishops Stortford
For more information about the Ja’rred Up Arts Lab follow on social media:
Instagram – @jarredupartslab
Facebook – Ja’rred Up Events
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