Track of the Day: Choosing Sides “Cardboard Seats” (2020)

Adelaide trio Choosing Sides recently dropped latest single “Cardboard Seats“, and we’re stoked to be naming it today’s Track of the Day.

Making it interstate for a show in Melbourne just before COVID-19 disrupted… well, everything, Choosing Sides have taken all 2020 has thrown at them in their stride. They’ve spent the year hard at work in the studio, emerging as SA restrictions lifted to share stages with the likes of Teenage Joan and Horror My Friend.

A catchy slice of indie-rock, “Cardboard Seats” is a slick example of what this young trio is capable of.

“This song is about a toxic relationship I was going through in the past,” says vocalist and guitarist Will Wright. “The lyrics describe how disappointed and annoyed I was at this person to the point where I wanted to move to another town to avoid them. Additionally the song describes that feeling of longing for something ‘real’ and the need to escape city life for something a little grittier. “

“Intertwining both these desires, the subject of the song is at the end of their tether and just wants to escape, feel something real and avoid the multiple stresses of their home. Whilst the city may be big, modern and shiny, this other place is much less false and so are the people who live there.”

Give “Cardboard Seats” a listen below!

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