With their brand new album ‘Day/Night’ creeping up closer to its November 5th release, Byron Bay’s Parcels bring forth a delicious slow jam that oozes a ridiculous amount of confidence and charisma titled ‘Theworstthing’ that moves through in a soothing manner with excellent musicianship on display throughout its duration.
Providing a multi-coloured approach in the instrumentation compiled, Parcels achieve a brightness with a lightened approach to those breezy vocals that move effortlessly through the mix whilst the accompanying music ensemble of the funky bass, grooving guitars and glowing keys ensure a laid back feel that you’ll find yourself bopping your head to without a second of thought. In this more laid-back feel that ‘Theworstthing’ provides, we get to see a more relaxed and contemplative style from the band that showcases all the elements we’ve come to know and love about them but in a more atmospheric manner that adds another branch to their already impressive artillery.
“Patrick had this track written in the form of a beautifully lo-fi slow jam demo direct from his Berlin bedroom. We were later drawn to it when writing together in a rented house in the bush of Australia, where we spent all hours jamming out tracks and going deep into the music. It quickly became clear that this was an example of some of Pat’s finest songwriting to date and so the task then was to honor this as simply as possible. Despite the groove there was a touch of country in there which we were excited to work with. The result sounds very true to Parcels while the song itself feels like pure and quintessential Pat.” – Parcels