Looking For Alaska ‘Calling Out’
Hamilton-based pop-folk trio Looking For Alaska are pleased to announce the release of their catchy new single ‘Calling Out’ on the eve of a nationwide tour.
The band worked on the track with producer Regan McKinnon, who helped shape it from a slow piano ballad into a driving, polished pop-folk tour de force.
‘Calling Out’ opens with a catchy riff leading into singer Amy Maynard’s haunting voice over simple guitar. An addictive chorus kicks in before the song builds to a wailing crescendo, with Maynard’s vocal prowess firmly at the forefront.
“Up to this point, we’ve normally written fairly straightforward love songs” says singer/guitarist Aaron Gott. “This song is about two people who are in love, but they’re struggling. There are things they love and hate in each other, but the chorus is about letting go of all that, and recognising they’re still there for each other.”
Looking For Alaska are supporting the release of ‘Calling Out’ with a nationwide tour, which kicks off Thursday 5th April at Nivara Lounge in Hamilton, and sees them visit Paekakariki, Nelson, Dunedin, Barrytown, Picton, Gisborne, Whanganui and Rotorua. Ticket
‘Calling Out’ will be available on Friday 13th April from Spotify, iTunes and all good digital outlets.
Calling Out – Single Release Tour
Thursday 5th April – Nivara Lounge, Hamilton – Tickets and more info here
Friday 12th April – St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki – Tickets and more info here
Saturday 13th April – House Concert, Nelson
Sunday 14th April – 50 Dundas, Dunedin
Saturday 21st April – Barrytown Hall, Barrytown – Tickets and more info here
Sunday 21st April – Le Cafe, Picton – Tickets and more info here
Friday 11th May – Whanganui Musicians Club – Whanganui