Bad Weather return with new single ‘The Man Or The Boy’

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From out of the West Coast comes another hit of engaging and entertaining indie music, courtesy of the striking Bad Weather. Having established a reputation for themselves in recent years as songwriters unafraid to delve into the raw and heartfelt end of the creative spectrum, Callum Robertson and Jono Dimascio have returned for a brand new year brandishing one of their strongest releases yet in new single, ‘The Man Or The Boy’.

Following on from single release ‘Lilac’ at the end of 2023, ‘The Man Or The Boy’ is a fitting moment of evolution and elevation for Bad Weather; continuing to fuse moments of sonic nostalgia and yearning, with fresh observations on how we navigate low points of our lives and ultimately, how we can emerge from the darkness into the light. 

As Robertson describes, ‘The Man Or The Boy’ came together during a particularly low point in his life, when his mental health was not as strong as it could have been. As with Bad Weather’s previous offerings, the inner self and mental health are themes the songwriters are unafraid to explore. As such, their music is relatable and accessible to the listener.

Callum Robertson, of the band shared, "When I wrote this song my mental health was pretty low. I felt like I was in a rut and found myself continuously questioning whether the decisions I'd made in my life up until that point were right and if I had become the person I'd hoped I would be. I think that’s a really easy mental cycle to fall into, especially as you grow older.”

‘The Man Or The Boy’ was recorded between Bad Weather’s own home studio and the studio of multi-platinum producer and engineer Michael Bono (MJB Sounds) in Perth. Working with someone like Michael was a fruitful experience for Bad Weather, being able to connect with not just another keen musical ear and frequent collaborator, but an accomplished talent who counts internationally renowned artists such as Avril Lavigne and Blink 182 as collaborators.

Callum continued, “I brought it into our home studio one day and it was pretty much there but we were struggling to finish the chorus. We ended up setting up a microphone and I started scatting words and melodies and within half an hour the chorus and bridge were done. It was a really special moment for the both of us. It felt really important and we knew that it was the perfect first single for 2024.”

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