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The Buoys Share Emotional New Single ‘Holding On’

‘Holding On’ is the final taste of The Buoys’ forthcoming debut album

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The Buoys have shared their final album single, “Holding On”.

The punk-rock band showcase a softer side on their fourth single of the year, which is about realising you deserve to find happiness in life, even if it’s not meant to be easy all the time.

“It can be hard to know what to do when you feel someone slipping away, when in the past, this usually meant they were walking out for good. This song is about hoping that this time, it’s different,” the band share.

“Perhaps you used to be the kind of person that would run away or bury their head in the sand with situations like this, when it all gets too hard.

“While you’re hoping their intentions are different to what you’ve experienced in the past, you’re also hoping you yourself are different, and big enough and strong enough now to stick it out and get in the weeds with your true love so that it all works out in the end.”

“Holding On” is the final taste of The Buoys’ forthcoming debut album, Lustre, which will arrive next month. Lustre features previous singles “Check Mate”, “Subject A”, “Guard My Heart”, and “Settle Petal”.

The Buoys will celebrate their new album on a national tour this August and September, following a successful UK tour in support of Vacations (tour information here).

Last year, three of The Buoys talked to Rolling Stone AU/NZ about the importance of representation, processing big feelings, and why they were excited to be involved with Movember.

“We might come into a room feeling pretty shitty, but by the time we’ve played a few songs, we’re all just grinning at each other. There’s nothing better than playing a gig together because you walk away from it and you’re like ‘This is why I’m here,’” said drummer Tess Wilkin.

The Buoys’ “Holding On” is out now. Lustre is out July 12th via Arcadia / Sony.