Wagons have a new album on the way and Henry Wagons has given fans fans a taste of what to expect with ‘Why Do You Always Cry’.
‘Why Do You Always Cry’ was the first song I wrote for the record, so it’s fitting it’s also the first track people are going to hear,” Henry said.
The track is a real Neil Young meets Nick Cave moment, an appropriate aural position con siding the ‘Acid Rain’ album was produced by ex-Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey. “It’s a real roller coaster ride of a track, capturing what was a stellar live band performance of the song in the studio,” he said. “The bare bones of this track were recorded totally live, all in the one room, moving lots of air around, including the vocal, and I think that thankfully comes across in the recording”.
The video for the song reflects the intensity of the track. “I wanted to somehow reflect that visually in this video, so it seemed appropriate to also capture the band smashing through the song live for the clip,” Henry says. “I often feel I have the best view of the band when we are playing live on stage, so in holding the camera myself, I also wanted to let people in on my brutal, but amazing front row seat!! In mixing the song, it was a very delicate balance between the force of the band, balanced with the cinematic Wild West string section…I think we placed things just right?”
Wagon’s ‘Acid Rain’ album will be released on May 16.
Wagons – Why Do You Always Cry
Wagons tour dates
Thurs May 22 – Pirie Hotel, Adelaide SA
Fri May 23 – Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Sat May 31 – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Fri June 6 – Barwon Club, Geelong VIC #
Sat June 7 – The HiFi, Melbourne VIC #
Sun June 8 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC (Pub Hol Eve) #
Thurs June 12 – The Abbey, Canberra ACT #
Fri June 13 – Rad (Yours & Owls), Wollongong NSW #
Sat June 14 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW #
Sun June 15 – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW #
Fri June 20 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Sat June 21 – Railway Hotel, Darwin NT