"Whether it's one life or the human race, we have a responsibility to ourselves and to the world around us."
ARIA-winning alt-rockers The Panics are back with their fifth album, Hole In Your Pocket, this October and we're incredibly excited to be premiering their first single, Weatherman, today on theMusic.com.au.
The song is sprawling and cinematic and as frontman Jae Laffer explains about its inspiration, "This world is fatiguing and intriguing and strange … What else can you do but paint a picture? It's better than having nightmares about it.
"When I sing 'Don't complain to the weatherman,’ I first thought of the Earth's changing climate. We've had fair warning. It's not gonna fix itself… But the same applies to being burnt in life. Whether it's one life or the human race, we have a responsibility to ourselves and to the world around us."
Hole In Your Pocket will be the band's first offering since 2011's Rain On The Hummingwire, and is due out via Dew Process/UMA on 7 October.
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