Single review: The Wayward Suns | Yeah Nah

As well as being one of ‘those’ phrases of the current zeitgeist, ‘Yeah Nah’ is also the name of the splendid new single from cosmically-inclined Gold Coast groove collective The Wayward Suns. Since their impressive debut album ‘Paradigm’ (which saw the band nominated in the prestigious ‘Album of the year’ category at the 2018 Gold Coast Music Awards), the band have consistently delivered the goods with their genre-straddling, conscious hip hop vibes, and ‘Yeah Nah’ more than lives up to form.

The track cruises out of the blocks on a bedrock of sweet scratching, sampled sound bites and an organic, bouncy, blues inflected lope. Righteous, uplifting, hip-hop delivered verses lead to a super catchy, rousing gang-chant of a chorus before the band bring things home with a guitar/organ break, the track lingering on the ‘Yeah Nah’ singalong refrain that drives the track deep into one’s musical consciousness.

‘Yeah Nah’ is a chest swelling, uplifting trip which lives up to the band’s mantra of ‘everybody love everybody’ and given its prime singalong status, it will no doubt be a set highlight of the band’s upcoming live performances.

Yeah Nah – Hell Yeah!

‘Yeah Nah’, is out on 16 July via all major streaming platforms. And keep an eye out for the upcoming translucent red 7 inch vinyl release, which will be available from 17 July (coinciding with the second drop of Record Store Day 2021) via the bands website and at Beatniks Records in Broadbeach. 17 July will also see the single launch show including GC Youth Choir at Miami Marketta, one not to be missed.

Be sure to also check out our in-depth feature chat with Wayward lynchpin Kane Fogarty (aka Instinct The Lyricist) in this edition of the magazine.

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