After a couple of successful years dropping stand out singles ‘Over Again’ and ‘Save My Name’ which saw indie pop aficionados dekleyn (pronounced Decline) reach new heights and further develop their knack for writing memorable pop songs, the band return with new song ‘Did We Move Too Fast’. Teaming up once again with Mark Zito (Fractures) on co-production, the track is an emotional, heartfelt pop mover that would feel right at home at a roller skating rink or teen film end of summer montage.
With subtlety and precision in the guitars and a washed out but catchy bass and drum sound, the track moves through themes of leaving your hometown, love, and the struggle that comes with big life changes and the criticism that comes with it.
Dekleyn says of the song that ‘Did We Move Too Fast’ is a song that lyrically focuses on a couple who have left their hometown to chase something more. They’ve left to discover what the world has for them however they reflect on the criticism of those back home who think they’ve rushed the decision and think it won’t work out. The chorus says “have we lost our heads, they’ll never know” which is representing that they’ll never return or care for those that doubted them. This is definitely one of our favourite lyrical songs we’ve ever made!”
Touring the new single with their first headline shows in over 12 months, dekleyn announce that they will be performing shows at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and Melbourne’s Penny’s Bandroom with the pair stating that “We’re more than excited to be back playing shows again. Whilst writing and recording these new songs we couldn’t help but fantasize the feeling of playing them live in front of people again and now it’s finally happening! Absolutely cannot wait.”
Dekleyn’s new single ‘Did We Move Too Fast’ is out now with tickets to their tour available here.