In celebration of The Getaway Plan’s new release coming Friday, Dark Horses (review of it can be found here), we take a look at our favourite songs by the band. With their strong alternative rock sound and emotive lyrics, The Getaway Plan have gone from strength to strength and we can only expect great things from them.
“Where the City Meets the Sea”
In reflection of their 2008 days, this song goes way back to those that are in their 20s now. It was and still is a huge favourite to many. The chorus is catchy and anthemic and it’s practically a karaoke hit, both in the car and any party you attend to. Also, YouTuber mychonny managed to do a hilarious take of the song with SAyshunshow in this video. Prepare to laugh!
“A Lover’s Complaint”
This track is an emotional one. You can feel Matthew Wright’s feelings of sorrow and it’s one of their most heartbreaking songs yet but it doesn’t make it any less beautiful.
The band look so young in this video! This song is aggressive and punchy and it signifies the band’s solid alternative rock sound. It also showcases Wright’s ability to hit those high notes.
Although there is already a song with the same name by The All-American Rejects, this song is probably one of the best songs by The Getaway Plan. The piano beginning and the slow-paced instrument progression resonates a calming and soothing tone and this compliments well with the heart-wrenching lyrics in this number.
With a bitter tone, this song evokes anger and pain. There is a sense of rawness in this track as we hear Wright’s take on screamo vocals. It balances perfectly with his clean vocals and the instrumentation as well.
There’s an eerie atmosphere that is created by the piano in the beginning. This song has a mysterious aura and you can’t help but appreciate the amazing build-up that happens when the electric guitar solos come in.
Personally, I think this song is underrated by the band. There’s a lot of feeling in this as we see the dark tone is completely immersed in the playing of the instruments. This song was taken from their 2011 album, Requiem and you can just tell how much of a cathartic process it was for them to officially come back and start playing music again.
Look at Matt rocking out his hair in this video? With his long locks and electrifying instrumentation, the energy in this song is just so intense. This song is practically in-your-face but you can’t help but seem to love the emotion that has been put into this song!
“New Medicine (Stay With Me)”
This song is gorgeous. With the piano being the main lead into the song and the way the instruments just come together, makes it an enjoyable listen and you can’t help but admire the effort that the band put to make this song possible.
It’s easy to overlook the talent we have in the Australian scene of music right now and these songs were clearly stepping stones for the Melbourne-based band. Although they went through hurdle after hurdle, their passion for music still remained the same and I think that’s a flame that will be burning for a while.
The Getaway Plan‘s new album Dark Horses will be released on Friday July 3rd.
You can also check the band’s website for more info and their latest tour dates: http://www.thegetawayplan.com/