Parcels, the five-piece Australian pop-funk band NME called “devilishly fun” have shared their new track and music video, “Comingback” out now on Because Music. Stream/download it HERE and watch the music video below. “Comingback” delivers more of the satisfying, infectious grooves existing fans have come to expect, and is destined to win over a whole new legion of converts. Standing out as truly unique amid the current musical landscape, Parcels are a classic band for atypical times.
“Comingback” was recorded by the band in La Frette Studios, Paris. The joyous, jubilant track immediately connects with the listener right from the open. Rousing piano, jangly guitar and a tight rhythm section are perfectly topped with an accent of soaring strings. The masterful orchestral arrangement is courtesy of the GRAMMY-winning musician Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire). The band self-produced the track, with mixing by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Florence and The Machine). Following a long period of uncertainty and introspection, “Comingback,” conveys an optimism that’s celebratory in nature, both musically and lyrically.
The band comments, “Noah sings lead on this song about the isolation of tour life and the hopeful message of perseverance through difficult times. ‘Comingback’ felt like one of the earliest new ideas floating around after finishing our debut album and yet the last song we managed to finish. For years you could hear these chords emanating from every piano Jules sat down at. We imagined the vast red desert of Australia, and played to this image in our minds as we rehearsed in a way of coping through lockdown while we yearned for our original home of Australia.
When the time came to record it at La Frette there was an arrangement worked out but no singing melody which we felt could match the furious energy of Toto and Pedro’s rhythms. Determined, it was written and rewritten many times, long after we finished everything else on the album, melodies and singers interchanged constantly. Eventually Noah brought a new power to the verse as well as a message we could all relate to and together we finished it the night before boarding the plane to Australia. It feels truly like one of the most collaborative songs we’ve completed together and is all the more special because of it.”