London-based band Tempesst have already shared a couple of gems from their forthcoming debut album in the form of “On The Run” and “Mushroom Cloud” and today they’ve shared a third ahead of the release of Must Be A Dream on September 30. The new track is called “High On My Own”, but it’s not simply a song about toking up, as Toma Banjanin explains:

“I grew up near Noosa, a small beach town in Australia. In my town, a 30 year old man was typically a family man, with a normal job, a mortgage etc. The kind of guy who had a balanced life and what seemed to be contentment as a byproduct. These guys had beliefs, they lived by a code that guided each decision with a brand of certainty that I envy and in my subconscious, this archetype framed the kind of firm identity one should expect to acquire by age 30. A couple of decades on, here I am, 30, still wandering, without the beliefs or certainty I expected to have.”

Tempesst kick “High On My Own” into gear with a rumbling guitar gait that puts us in place driving around a small beach town under ever-shining sun. The carefree feeling is rife in the instrumental, though in Toma’s singing and voice there’s a slight tug, as if he knows there’s something slightly wrong with having this much freedom at this age. It all gets blown up when “High On My Own” hits the chorus, which simply balloons into a glorious harmony-filled moment that blows the lingering doubts aside – if only for a moment.

Tempesst’s debut album Must Be A Dream is out September 30 on Pony Recordings. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They also have these 2021 live dates ahead:

12/3 – London, Omeara 
13/3 – Bristol, The Lanes
14/3 – Birmingham, The Victoria
15/3 – Newcastle, Surf Cafe
16/3 – Glasgow, Broadcast