Taking out the coveted 'People's Choice Award' at 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards, Australian pop-punk rockers Being Jane Lane are lifting the lid on addiction, depression and domestic violence in their new single Sailboat, out via Human Records 27 October.
Since hitting the scene two years ago, Being Jane Lane have developed a local cult following with their anthemic riffs, high energy shows and provoking tracks, as well as killer festival and support slots including The Bennies, Clowns, Frenzal Rhomb, Hawthorne Heights and American heavyweights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Hot off the back of performing at Brisbane's Dead of Winter Festival, Sailboat is a first taste of the band's forthcoming album with award-winning producer, Guy Cooper - a tight, heavy and lyrically dark mix of punk and grunge.
"This song was inspired by the feeling of worthlessness, that you’re not good enough," said lead singer Teigan, "Or so far gone, you don’t believe you're worth helping anymore."
"Sailboat paints a picture of a reality that exists for far too many people in our world today."
Drawing attention to universal issues like depression, addiction and abuse, the track describes three fictional characters trapped in a wrath-filled web of self-worthlessness.
"One character struggles through a tumultuous relationship with his father who is shamed by him, another battles depression and pleads to God to end her life, and last is a story all too familiar, of a girl who grows up without a father and ends up on drugs and in an abusive relationship as a result," said Teigan.
"We want to help people in similar circumstances to believe you are worth more than your circumstances, no matter how fucked up they are or have been."
SAILBOAT is available on all digital outlets 27 October via Human Records.
The official Being Jane Lane launch show for SAILBOAT is 28 October at The Bearded Lady in Brisbane. Tickets on sale now at beingjanelane.com.au.
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