Ska punk mainstays Goldfinger have released a new song, ‘Wallflower’, which is expected to feature on their yet-to-be-announced eighth album, tentatively titled ‘Don’t Look Back’.
In an interview with AltPress, frontman John Feldmann had this to say about the song and how it came together.
“‘Wallflower’ came to be… I was at the end of writing this record, which I think we’re gonna call ‘Don’t Look Back’. We’re still in the process of deciding an album title. But I came to the end of it. And my manager, my wife and my label, these people were like, “You know, maybe we have something.” There are a couple of songs that people were considering. But I’m like, “Fuck it. If we’re not 100%, let me write a song specifically for the idea of a single.” Give the fucking people what they want—give me what I want. Because I am in a ska-punk band. No matter how you break it down: We play ska, we play punk and that’s what we do. I’m gonna write a quintessential half-time jumpy chorus. And then I just thought about my relationship with my wife, who I’ve been with for 24 years. I met her at The Stone Pony on tour opening for No Doubt back in 1996.”
You can stream and listen to ‘Wallflower’ below.
More details surrounding the band’s eighth album will be confirmed as they develop.