The Backseat Lovers Return With New Single “Growing/Dying”

Salt Lake City-based indie band The Backseat Lovers make their major label debut with “Growing/Dying” – their first new music in over two years. The track is the first single from their new album, Waiting to Spill, which will be released on October 28 by Capitol Records in digital, 180g vinyl and CD formats. In addition to the standard black vinyl, there will be a dark green vinyl edition, available only from the band’s online store, and a clear vinyl version, which will be available exclusively at indie retailers.

Tapping into one of the album’s broader themes – the journey into adulthood – the acoustic guitar-driven song reflects on how leaving elements of the past behind makes it possible to grow and flourish in new ways. Fans who pre-order the digital version of Waiting to Spill will instantly receive “Growing/Dying.”

Alongside the single, the band shared a captivating, animated video for “Growing/Dying,” which was hand-drawn by collaborator Kohana Wilson, who has also created illustrations for the vinyl and CD editions of Waiting to Spill.

When We Were Friends was our first attempt at making an album, and it was essentially recording one song, selling some t-shirts at a show the next month, and being able to record another song,” recall The Backseat Lovers. “Upon finishing it, we were quickly filled with a strong desire to make something that really flowed together, with each song intentionally placed, creating a cohesion that spans the whole record. Overall though, Waiting to Spill really feels like a continuation, the next chapter of our lives.”

Photo Courtesy: Travis Bailey