Brisbane pop-punk quartet Waxflower have today revealed their newest single “Sixteen Floors”, a poignant and honest ode to heartbreak.
Drawing from personal experience, frontman Tristan Higginson explains:
“’Sixteen Floors’ was written at the end of a relationship, and along with my anxiety and panic disorder, I was facing a new kind of sadness, with the backbone of my emotional support system gone. The song served as a vessel for all the negative thoughts and emotions that I wanted to externalise, but couldn’t. I remember that writing session being very fast, and very cathartic.”
The release comes as the next instalment after a trio of standout singles that saw Waxflower conquer their debut headline shows earlier this year, including a sold-out hometown performance in Brisbane.
Teaming up again with acclaimed producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic / Yours Truly / Between You & Me), “Sixteen Floors” accesses a vulnerability and honesty that demands attention.
Now signed to European heavy-weights Rude Records (American Hi-Fi, Blood Youth, Set It Off, The Maine), the band looks to capitalize on their extensive touring schedule, which saw them hit the road with Between You & Me, Stand Atlantic, Sly Withers and more as well as supporting US giants Simple Plan, by starting to push the boundaries globally.
Taking reference from 2000’s legends Kisschasy & Jimmy Eat World, Waxflower merge nostalgia with progressive melodies and catchy hooks to bring a genuine and unique perspective on alternative rock.