Trophy Eyes have today released their second and final single of 2021, ‘Bittersweet’,a look into what is to come for the band and their next album. ‘Bittersweet’can be streamed here: https://ffm.to/tebittersweet
Lead singer and songwriter, John Floreani, shares on today’s release “There are no rules in love. I know this now but for my teenage self, that was too much to comprehend. Bittersweet is a song about feeling someone slowly slip away, and the cathartic, long winded conversations said in total silence- sometimes with just a single expression. It was my first experience of inadequacy and total loss of control. I was not enough and I drove the person that I loved into someone’s more capable arms. I’m not sure that I was even in love, but I was certainly desperate to hold on to the one thing still linking me to my childhood. My first taste of adult life was a bitter introduction to how familiar I would come to be with loneliness.”
TROPHY EYES – ‘Bittersweet’ (Official Audio)
‘Bittersweet’ follows Trophy Eyes’ recent single ’27 Club’, which signalled their return to the scene after a two year hiatus. The band have been through the ringer. The global pandemic and subsequent lockdown of Australia forced the artists into isolation, driving some of their most vulnerable and impactful songwriting to date. The band reaches back through their influences to blend new wave rock with their punk and hard-core roots. Combined with modern rock and pop sensibilities, ’27 Club’ revealed the band’s evolution as songwriters and reveals their vision for the future of alternative rock music.
The two new songs follow the band’s 2018 groundbreaking album, The American Dream, which debuted at #8 in Australia. The album enjoyed huge success at triple J – achieving Featured Album, as well as lead single‘You Can Count On Me’breaking intotriple J’s Hottest 100. Trophy Eyes also went on to conquer the globe with headline tours in Australia, North America and the UK, large support tours with Bring Me The Horizon, and festival dates at Groovin The Moo (AUS), Reading and Leeds (UK), and Disrupt Festival (US).