News: Joy In Motion Share New Single “Wasting Away”

News: Joy In Motion Share New Single “Wasting Away”


Brisbane alt-rockers Joy In Motion welcome a new member to the fold and return to their rock roots with vengeful new single, Wasting Away.

Featuring stadium-worthy drums, blistering guitars and synthy soundscapes, Wasting Away sees the band explore a DIY approach to their craft as vocalist Jake Solway steps into the producer role with their new material. Thematically the single draws on Solway’s unsavoury experiences at a previous toxic workplace and the unsupportive environment that followed.

“People who I thought were my friends turned out to be snakes who either contributed to or turned a blind eye to some despicable behaviour shown to me by superiors,” explains Solway. “I felt like I was wasting away at that job, which inspired this song and a few future tracks too”

The release of Wasting Away marks a new era for Joy In Motion as they welcome second guitarist, Jackson Lehane (formerly of Stateside), to the band. It sees the fresh-faced five-piece showcase a grittier side as they step away from their earlier pop sounds heard on the 2021 EP, ‘Stardust’, and back to their heavier foundations.

Joy In Motion is Jake Solway (vocals), Carly Sinn (drums), Joshua Wessling (bass), Jesse Simo-swer (lead guitar) and Jackson Lehane (rhythm guitar). The rockers emerged onto the music scene in 2017 with their upbeat blend of emo-pop as heard on their debut EP, ‘Falling Out’.

Their 2021 follow-up, Stardust, saw the band further delve into realms of pop through dreamy melodies and infectious hooks. Lead single Leaps & Bounds compelled triple j Unearthed’s Dave Ruby Howe to declare, “If big, buoyant pop with band fundamentals is your thing then check this out”.

To date, Joy In Motion have joined some impressive lineups, supporting the likes of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (US), Real Friends (US), The Dangerous Summer (US), Tonight AliveThe Faim and more. 2019 saw Joy In Motion secure the opening slot on the Brisbane leg of Good Things Festival, where they joined the bill alongside acts including Parkway DriveA Day To RememberSimple Plan and more.

Wasting Away is the first instalment of an exciting new chapter – available now and streaming everywhere. 

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