Brisbane prog-rock band, Patient Lounge, are kicking off 2021 with a bang, releasing true prog epic BEGDA , on the 12th of February, 2021. The new single, engineered by Bernie Wedrat (Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Michael Brauer) at Lush Recording Studios (The 1975, The Butterfly Effect, Katy Perry) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Billy Joel, Green Day, Mastodon), will be released with accompanying music video (dropping 15th Feb 2021), showcasing the boys musical chops with a studio playthrough of the challenging 9 minute track.
Since forming in 2019, Patient Lounge have already strung together an impressive list of gigs, supporting international acclaimed acts Haken (UK), Pop Evil (USA) and Wolfmother, playing Dead of Winter Festival, multiple interstate tours, and, despite the challenges of 2020, finished off last year with a headline show as part of Brisbane’s epic Valley Fiesta and a sold out Single Launch at The Zoo.
‘BEGDA’ brings the boys back to their progressive rock roots, blending grooving, rolling rock riffs with a penchant for odd-time and exciting solo sections from every instrument. Holding it all together, lead singer Zach’s powerful, husky vocals tell an important story of battling self-doubt. Steeped in metaphor and internal anguish, ‘BEGDA’ calls out the inner voice of Resistance that holds us all back from achieving what we’re truly capable of.
“BEGDA has been a real staple of our set for a long time, almost always being our opening track. It just sets an awesome mood, and makes a statement from the start that this isn’t going to be just any other rock show, we’re here to push our own boundaries, and hopefully those of the audience,” said Patient Lounge of the new single.
As always, Patient Lounge have worked hard to keep the intense energy of their live sound present in the studio version, eschewing the typical heavy editing of modern progressive music for a more raw, intimate sound. On the recording process, Patient Lounge said:
“We’ve always been big believers in being able to re-create what we do on the stage, in the studio. Some of the ultra-polished sounds in rock nowadays just feel a little lifeless, where bands like TOOL still keep this mad, seesawing energy, that we believe makes things way more interesting. That’s what we always aim for.”
Buoyed by the easing of local COVID restrictions and filled with energy and drive after a unique 2020, Patient Lounge are set to continue “breaking new ground and dismantling stereotypes,” (GC Live, 2019) in 2021, with ‘BEGDA’ promising to be just the beginning of a huge year for the band.
Patient Lounge will be soft-launching their new single as part of their inclusion in ‘The Other Festival’ alongside Australian prog rock icons COG. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.
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