Since their inception in late 2012, The Way Away have been a fresh new face in pop-punk, building a name for themselves in and around Minneapolis. The band has played bars, basements, youth centers, and even big-name venues.
Following the release of their seven-song EP, Carry On, the band was selected as winners of the 2015 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands and played their local date of the Vans Warped Tour. And without missing a beat, is back to making music for their upcoming release, expected out in fall/early winter.
Until then, The Way Away is premiering their brand new single, “Echoes,” with Planet Stereo.
“This is the first song we wrote for our upcoming release […] It’s also the first song we wrote with our current lineup. As a result, this song and the others we have written for our upcoming release have a different vibe to them than the songs from Carry On had. I think we’ve also grown a lot as song writers as well,” says vocalist/guitarist Matt Kabes. “‘Echoes’ is about the frustration and desperation caused by a bad relationship, and not even necessarily a romantic one (as a lot of pop punk songs are about).
“Whether it is a partner, a friend, or a parent, we’ve all had people in our lives that we’ve poured copious amounts of effort into, but eventually when we call out to them we hear nothing back but our own voices. You can only call out to them for so long, and there comes a point where it’s better to save your breath and cut that person out of your life, no matter how hard it can be. This track is pretty angsty, and it probably came out that way because I’m too nice to say these things in person. A lot of the songs we’re writing are coming out a lot more honest and feisty than most of the songs we’ve written before, and we’re really excited about the direction we’re going.”
You can stream “Echoes” below:
[E/N: August 28th, 2015] Check out the lyric video below:
The Way Away is comprised of Matt Kabes (vox/guitar), Jeff Engler (guitar), Jake Engler (bass), and Wyatt Engl (drums).