Dawes Releases ‘Comes In Waves’ Single

The latest 'Misadventures Of Doomscroller' single arrived with a performance video.

By Nate Todd May 27, 2022 3:01 pm PDT

Dawes shared a new single, “Comes In Waves.” The song is set for the Los Angeles-based rockers’ upcoming album, Misadventures Of Doomscroller, arriving via Rounder Records on July 22.

Dawes — guitarist Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber and keyboardist Lee Pardiniannounced the Jonathan Wilson-produced Misadventures Of Doomscroller earlier this month and shared the 10-minute opening track and lead single “Someone Else’s Café / Doomscroller Tries to Relax.” The band now follows with the album’s second track, “Comes In Waves,” which contains backing vocals from frequent collaborator Mike Viola.

Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith detailed the new single:

I had this riff and one of the verses for a while. Griffin, Wylie and Mike Viola came over to my backyard – this was peak Covid – to just play music together for one of the first times since lockdown. I started sharing the song and Griffin and Mike started singing their background parts you hear on the choruses on the record immediately. It inspired me to finish writing it.

The lyric is about the arbitrary demands I make on myself. I want to perceive me or my life a certain way but I make no exceptions for an off day or a misstep. Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s all transient, and only when I can live in some version of that awareness – which is itself transient – am I able to bat away any fears or anxieties or the consequences of an over indulged ego.

Listen to “Comes In Waves” below and also check out a performance video of the song directed by Caitlin Gerard:


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