Track of the Week: WAAX “Most Hated Girl” (2021)


It’s been eighteen long months since we heard any new music from Brisbane rockers WAAX, but they have returned with a vengeance, blowing the doors off, with “Most Hated Girl” that dropped today.

Lead singer/songwriter Maz DeVita says of the blistering new tune: “‘Most Hated Girl’ was definitely a COVID song that came out of the first lockdown in April of 2020. “I was feeling pretty low and pretty hysterical and not very good about myself and I felt that I really needed to write because I hadn’t been writing much at that time because COVID got in the way of my motivation.,”

“Fast forward to a week later when I was having this emotional moment and wanting to write a song, that memory popped through and I started writing about that experience and how it doesn’t matter how many years go by you can still be the same person and at the end of the day the way that you see yourself doesn’t actually change too much. When I was younger I felt so socially isolated and I felt that I had this idea that everyone hates me. I guess the one wisdom I’ve taken away over the years is that usually that’s all to do with the way you see yourself and I’m the most hated girl according to me and it’s not to do with anyone else.”

As with their earlier recordings, WAAX delivers full-throttled rock n roll, with pathos and authenticity. “Most Hated Girl” is a most worthy Track of the Week.

The video was directed by Julian D’arcy at Onyx productions. It features DeVita playing a radio station DJ leading an on-air competition to find a new lead singer for WAAX, before realising she was the right person all along. If you follow the bands socials, you might have spotted this shoutout a few weeks ago. It created quite some chatter online!

The band has some gigs lined up in Queensland in September/October. If you are lucky enough to be in the Sunshine state then do get along, and give us gig envy. Details and links below.

WAAX Queensland 2021 Tour Dates: Tickets HERE

Thu 23 September| Burleigh Bazaar, Burleigh Heads
Sat 25 September |  The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thu 28 October| Gilligan’s, Cairns
Fri 29 October| JCU Uni Bar, Townsville
Sat 30 October| Seabreeze, Mackay
Sun 31st October | Leichardt Hotel, Rockhampton

You can keep up to date with WAAX on their FacebookInstagram, and Twitter feed.

Header image credit: James Hornsby

Bruce Baker

Probably riding my bike, taking photos and/or at a gig. Insta: @bruce_a_baker