WATERPARKS release third studio album ‘FANDOM’
today on Hopeless Records
Today, Waterparks have released their third full-length and Hopeless Records debut album, FANDOM. Fans can stream or purchase the album here.
Produced by Zakk Cervini (Poppy, Yungblud, nothing, nowhere.), FANDOM is an adventurous, exciting collection of songs that show lead singer Awsten Knight as a multi-dimensional artist with a lot to say and reflect on. Speaking to the themes of the album, Awsten shares, “We talked about music culture and fandom culture, how those things affect me, where I am mentally, and even a little bit about those relationships. A lot of the stuff that is more ‘heartbreak’ centered is coming from a more confident place than a self-pitying view. That’s why this is my favourite stuff we’ve done.”
Leading up to FANDOM, the band introduced the green-hued era with the frenetic, hashtaggable anthem, “Turbulent,” a Rock Sound cover announcement, and the signing to Los Angeles-based independent record label, Hopeless Records. To follow would be the most ambitious roll-out plan the band has taken to date.
Waterparks focused on assembling a cohesive vision across the board. Awsten personally shot and designed the album art and directed the music videos, contributing to the overall cohesion, and making this the most fully-realised album to date.
Starting off with the brutally honest critique of fandom and success with the unfiltered and unmitigated, “Watch What Happens Next” and following up three days later with the deeply personal and wonderful pop of “Dream Boy,” Waterparks erupted into summer with the directorial debuts of Awsten Knight and historic adds to Sirius XM, Radio Disney, and MTV. The song is currently on the Sirius XM Hits Top 20 chart and rising at Pop radio (#70 this week). Buoyed by additional single releases “[Reboot]” and fan favourite “High Definition,” the band enjoyed over five global Twitter Top 10 trending hashtags throughout the album roll-out.
On the album, Awsten leaves off, “I hope audiences experience the record with open minds. It would be easy to repeat ourselves. The older albums are a part of who we are. I want listeners to accept growth and the honest expression of where we’re at now. This is Waterparks.”
The FANDOM UK Tour Dates (updated)
Jan 24 – Dublin – The Academy
Jan 25 – Belfast – Waterfront Studio
Jan 26 – Glasgow – SWG3
Jan 27 – Birmingham – Institute
Jan 29 – Manchester – Academy 2 – SOLD OUT
Jan 30 – Manchester – Academy 2 (Added due to demand)
Feb 1 – London – Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Feb 2 – London – Electric Ballroom (Added due to demand)