The Viennese Indie-pop band VAGUE is back with a brand new song. “Waters” marks the first single from their upcoming third album which will be released 2021.
The band has matured in sound and style. They’ve teamed up with producer Wolfgang Möstl to record in a very different way than their previous album “Land” from 2018, that mainly came together through endless jamsessions. “Waters” is very precise, as if every tone has its specific place. The influence comes from pop-oriented New Wave like acts as Talking Heads or Kate Bush. The goal is to produce elaborated, clear-structured pop songs. Together they strongly focus on the rhythm by increasing the use of percussion instruments such as Cabasa, Congas and Rototoms, in addition with a catchy bass riff, synth patterns and a heavy-distorted staccato guitar.
The variability of VAGUE, that has become emblematic for the bands music, is fueled by the different approaches of the three songwriters and singers (Konstantin Heidler, Gabriel Hyden and Simon Dallaserra). The band leaves standard hierarchies between frontmen and bandmembers behind. They keep changing instruments and trying to reach a consensus: Experiments are nothing to be avoided. This is where VAGUE’s sound originates.
„Waters“ is a song composed and sung by Gabriel Hyden. The arrangement is minimalistic and rich at the same time, the recording feels easy but energetic and never fails to leave enough space for the vocals of Gabriel Hyden to spread their feels out.