Seattle quartet Dead Lakes have released their vibrant new single, “wrong way“, their first new music since their 2020 EP, New Language. The track finds vocalist Sumner Peterson, guitarist Max Statham, drummer Chon Adam, and bassist Cody Hurd wasting no time catapulting listeners down a luminous highway of sound and emotion.
Produced by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada), alluring hooks, moving lyrics, and edgy rock elements take center stage, further expanding on Dead Lakes’ crisp alternative-rock-meets-pop attitude with a thoughtful twist. And, according to the band, it’s no coincidence that “wrong way” mimics the feeling of contemplating one’s life from an introspective third person perspective.
Speaking on the inspiration and message behind the song, Sumner said, “Dead Lakes finished our first label release right when the pandemic started. We weren’t able to tour off the [New Language] EP, and because of this, we all had to develop normal people routines, jobs, etc. Not being able to tour and continue my usual lifestyle made me really lose myself for a minute. Lyrically, this track represents my current perspective on society and how it affects me.”