What Does Your Soul Look Like

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November 10th, 2023


Australian Alt-Rock Duo Ready sophomore LP


Australian alternative rock duo Wayside will release their sophomore LP titled "What Does Your Soul Look Like" on November 10, 2023. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip (Turnstile, Title Fight, Balance and Composure) and will feature 11 new songs of guitar heavy 90s influenced alternative rock /post-grunge/ shoegaze pop with early 2000s emo rock. The album contains big melodies and monster hooks and should please fans of bands like Superheaven, Title Fight, Deftones, and Balance and Composure. The first four singles from the forthcoming LP have already been released, all of which can be streamed below, and all of them worth your time. You can also read the official press release below regarding the upcoming LP.

By Jason Gordon
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Sept 20, 2023 - Out November 10, 2023 from Wayside comes What Does Your Soul Look Like, a mesmerizing statement of an album from the duo of Thomas Davenport and Josh Ehmer. Brought to life with Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip (Code Orange, Title Fight), the album blurs the lines between ethereal, soft shoe gaze and intense post-hardcore and grunge.

Compared to their critically-acclaimed 2021 debut Shine Onto Me, What Does Your Soul Look Like shifts their perspective; it's both heavier and softer, more experimental and more pop-structured than anything Wayside has attempted before. It's a record that drifts between genre lines, pushing and pulling until the opposite sounds merge into something entirely their own. It's true across each song released from the album so far ––including "Parallax Error," "Asymmetry," and "Proud Of You"––and it's especially apparent on their new track out today, "Safe Forever."

Sonically, there are moments on "Safe Forever" that are heavier than anything Wayside has made before, borrowing elements from the nu-metal they both grew up loving. Fitting, as it explores the premature loss of a loved one battling illness for years, but for Davenport, the only way to make peace with that was knowing that they'd no longer be in pain. "We wanted the verses and choruses to almost feel relieving, as atmospheric and dreamy as possible," he explains. "Finally somewhere safe."