While many of us are still recovering from the heartbreak delivered by Tomberlin‘s debut album At Weddings back in 2018, she’s ready to release more new music. She has a new EP called Projections coming out on October 16, which was co-produced with Alex G and her bandmate Sam Acchione. The first song to be shared is called “Wasted”, which Tomberlin introduces by saying:
“‘Wasted’ was the most fun song to record. I brought the song with the guitar part and knew I wanted drums, but wasn’t sure what kind of beat I wanted. Alex played this drum beat for me and was all ‘kinda left field but maybe this would be cool.’ It took the song to a whole new level. Sad song or summer banger? You tell me.”
She’s absolutely on point that the unusual drum pattern gives “Wasted” a delightful gait, and it seems her vocal part responds to it with a bouncing lightness. Tomberlin’s words are still hugely affecting, begging for re-runs to get inside and analyse each line, but with the blissful breeziness in the bass, violins and drums that dance all around, you could just enjoy “Wasted” as a beautifully melodious track. In the end, it is in fact both a sad song and a summer banger.
The video for “Wasted” was directed by Busy Phillipps, who says: “It was such a collaborative and intimate experience- We’d been listening a lot to the EP in the house. The concept evolved from how striking SB looked in that dress, combined with the lushness of the greenery and watching our pre-teen daughter and her friend having this kind of magical few weeks of freedom and childhood in the middle of what has been such a heavy time, obviously.“