A-Wall has released his new single, “Touchdown“, taken from his forthcoming album, Autopilot today. Carried by a playful yet soulful energy, fizzing synth and powerful lyrics, the new track perfectly showcases his laid-back, gentle style. Lyrically, the song has a wide range, switching between elation (“I don’t wanna touch the ground”) and darker thoughts (“I can’t kill myself”) at the drop of a hat, completely capturing what anyone who deals with anxiety and existential fear goes through mentally on a daily basis.
Speaking on the track’s varied emotions, A-Wall said, “This song is kind of about me coming to the realization that I can no longer ignore everything that’s been going on around me. I’ve come so far and I’m in too deep to back out at this point. But I’m still scared of failing in this industry. In the chorus I talk about not wanting to let my loved ones down again. In the verses I express my hesitation to fully commit to being a full-time artist.”
“Touchdown” comes will a music video directed by A-Wall himself. Filmed in Dallas’ opulent rave basement club Meet Me Underground, the video pictures A-Wall on a night out. The use of multiple camera angles and fisheye perspective captures the frenetic and disorienting journey.
A-Wall is an artist ready to risk it all. Having dropped out of college to pursue his musical dreams, the Dallas, Texas native knows just how much is riding on his every move. The first-born grandson of Mexican immigrants, A-Wall feels the pressure to succeed acutely. Nonetheless, he somehow diverts all that energy into songs that feel light as a feather, with vocals that can nearly make one feel lightheaded in assured wooziness. As he prepares his forthcoming album Autopilot, he shares a new single “Touchdown,” out today, September 21st.