Power pop extraordinaires, Hurry, recently announced their new album, Don't Look Back, and today they're sharing the record's second single, "Parallel Hunting." Due out August 11th via Lame-O Records, Don't Look Back provides another dose of Hurry's timeless, longing guitar pop, with vocalist/guitarist Matt Scottoline tapping into his seemingly endless well of shining melodies paired with emotional candor.
Scottoline discussed the new track saying:
"It’s kind of a gently vindictive song. Remembering someone, remembering a life, and having that memory kind of reverberate around you all the time and feel like a ghost that haunts you. But then flipping that notion, and hoping maybe the inverse is also true, and without any effort you’re maybe haunting them back. This was the first song written for the album, and it served as a statement of purpose in some ways. It’s a really stripped down arrangement compared to most of our previous stuff. There’s a really nice horn arrangement that I think adds a lot of feeling. The vocal is pretty mellow. Definitely was channeling a bit of Evan Dando. Overall I think it sets the tone for the record as a whole, or at least how intentional I was at trying new vibes."
Don't Look Back follows 2021's Fake Ideas, and continues Hurry's streak of perfect power pop releases. The album's ten songs are packed with chiming guitars and layered harmonies, all calibrated for maximum catchiness courtesy of Ian Farmer's crisp production. Don’t Look Back takes its title from a song by Teenage Fanclub, who famously named one of their records after a Big Star song with 1993’s Thirteen. It's a lighthearted nod towards the referential nature of power pop, but by now Hurry have amassed an impressive catalog of irresistible guitar music of their own—proof that they're exceptionally adept at using the genre's best traits to create fresh and satisfying new music in this longstanding tradition.