Hurry Release New Single “Parallel Haunting”

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Hurry Release New Single “Parallel Haunting”

Power-pop aficionados Hurry are back with another single from their forthcoming LP Don’t Look Back, which is set to arrive on August 8 via Lame-O Records. “Parallel Haunting,” the follow-up to “Beggin’ For You,” is an immaculate stretch of rock ‘n’ roll. Like a collage of ripping Byrds-esque harmonies and late-1990s chart-topping sensibilities, Hurry are at an all-time high on “Parallel Haunting.” “This home has been haunted since the day you left me here,” vocalist Matt Scottoline sings. “Now I’m possessed by a demon that keeps me stranded and insincere.” If it weren’t for some seriously delicious horns, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this track for something from the That Thing You Do! soundtrack. Don’t Look Back is shaping up to be one of our favorite records of the summer.

Scottoline says about the track: “It’s kind of a gently vindictive song. Remembering someone, remembering a life, and having that memory kind of reverberate around you all the time and feel like a ghost that haunts you. But then flipping that notion, and hoping maybe the inverse is also true, and without any effort you’re maybe haunting them back. This was the first song written for the album, and it served as a statement of purpose in some ways. It’s a really stripped down arrangement compared to most of our previous stuff. There’s a really nice horn arrangement that I think adds a lot of feeling. The vocal is pretty mellow. Definitely was channeling a bit of Evan Dando. Overall I think it sets the tone for the record as a whole, or at least how intentional I was at trying new vibes.”

Listen to “Parallel Haunting” here.

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