Indie powerhouse Corella are set to release their new single ‘On Wax’ on 28th August, with an impact date set for 18th September 2020.
Since forming in 2016, the Manchester outfit have gone from strength to strength, growing their fanbase substantially. Their singles have amassed over 3 million Spotify streams collectively, and have received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, ITV, Manchester United, and BMX brand Mongoose. Their success on Spotify, is partly down to their addition to editorial playlists, such as New Music Friday UK, The Indie List, Indie Road Trip, Alt. Pop, and Hot New Bands.
Speaking of the impact the Coronavirus has had on the live music industry, lead singer Joel commented, “It’s been tough without gigs! The live gigs are what we thrive off and for that to be stripped away is hard to deal with. Luckily we all live together and we can focus on ourselves for a while.
With all this time to yourself it gives you some headspace to think of what to do next to come back even stronger. With COVID coming along all the practice rooms have been shut, but we do have our little front room to get together and jam. At times Faw (drums) could be sat eating spag-bol in the front room while I’m screaming out a chorus on my guitar.
We miss live gigs so, so much. That feeling is unbeatable. Luckily living together we managed to set up our weekly live stream “Club Corella” every Saturday night which kept us going. Maybe we should bring that back! The government hasn’t done enough at all for the music industry. We need to look after smaller grassroot music venues! I can imagine it’s been very tough for a lot of bands to keep positive throughout this.
You start questioning yourself whether or not you’re doing enough, it can make you go crazy! Bands need to hold it together because there is light at the end of the tunnel! As for venues, Gorilla & Deaf Institute in Manchester were very close to closing down. We’ve played at both those venues and they’re a very important stepping stone throughout the Manchester gig circuit. It would have been a low blow if they went, luckily they got bought out!”
‘On Wax’ is an exploration into a darker, bolder sound for the band, and it was produced and recorded at SugarHouse Studios, St Helens by fast rising duo, Lee and Ady who have produced Viola Beach, Larkins and Pale Waves. On the composition and recording of the track, Joel went on to say, “We drew lyrical content from a place of frustration where we were surrounded by negativity, and we honed these feelings into this record like a stamp. The energy from On Wax was different to what we’ve recorded before, and it was actually recorded last year in the autumn. We sat on it for a while but we didn’t have any of the lyrics until we were in lockdown.
People want to hear new music so it’s good for us to get this out to the world when people need music more than ever. Recording the instruments felt good but we didn’t know how to say what we wanted to say lyrically. That all came during lockdown, the feeling of being cemented in the ground. The never ending days of nothingness.”