Solar Strides return with their finest piece of work ‘Goodbye Again’
With the Pandemic causing many challenges for the whole music industry, Solar Strides are no exception. A band that were paving their way to the top by playing iconic venues such as The Beehive, Phoenix Bar and Werkhaus, the outfit were doing everything in their power to build their base.
Quickly adapting, as most of the industry has, to live-streams, the band took part in Hot Vox’s streaming series and raised over £1,000 for grassroots music.
Now returning with their finest piece of music yet, ‘Goodbye Again‘ was recorded at Mike Oldfield’s old studio, and further mastered by Noel Summerville (The White Stripes).
On the process, Solar Strides mentioned, “This was one of those rare but exciting moments where the song seemingly writes itself, almost as if it’s been patiently waiting for you to open the door. It started as some random guitar noodling that became the main riff. The song then really built itself in my head and the lyrics are an instinctive response to this imagery.
I suppose it would be difficult to deny the influence of the global situation on themes of craving a break from the mundane or struggles to sustain new relationships, but these ideas revealed themselves without any intention of actually writing a song at all.
We were lucky enough to work with recording/mixing engineer, Luke Oldfield (Metronomy, Wolf Alice, The Wytches), who implemented old school analogue tape to capture the thunderous drum sound, and mastering engineer, Noel Summerville (The Clash, Elvis Costello), who mastered The White Stripes’ seminal album, Elephant, including its anthemic opening track, Seven Nation Army. “
Tinged in nostalgic indie vibes, ‘Goodbye Again’ will resonate with the Courteeners fans easily. Coated in reverbated harmonies, a stadium sound that deserves to be played to thousands, it’s no surprise that this track is already a fan favourite at live shows (remember those days?)
“Goodbye Again” features a driving rhythm, earworm melodies and jangly guitar riffs.