Taken off their recently released new album FANDOM.
Waterparks have shared the new music video for EASY TO HATE. Directed by frontman, Awsten Knight, EASY TO HATE is the third video directed by the singer. Last Friday, Waterparks released their third full-length and Hopeless Records debut album, FANDOM.
Produced by Zakk Cervini (Poppy, Yungblud, nothing, nowhere.), FANDOM is an adventurous, exciting collection of songs that show lead singer Awsten Knight as a multi-dimensional artist with a lot to say and reflect on. Speaking to the themes of the album, Awsten shares, “We talked about music culture and fandom culture, how those things affect me, where I am mentally, and even a little bit about those relationships. A lot of the stuff that is more ‘heartbreak’ centered is coming from a more confident place than a self-pitying view. That’s why this is my favorite stuff we’ve done.”
Leading up to FANDOM, the band introduced the green-hued era with the frenetic, hashtaggable anthem, Turbulent, a Rock Sound cover announcement, and the signing to Los Angeles-based independent record label, Hopeless Records. To follow would be the most ambitious roll-out plan the band has taken to date.
Waterparks focused on assembling a cohesive vision across the board. Awsten personally shot and designed the album art and directed the music videos, contributing to the overall cohesion, and making this the most fully-realised album to date.
On the album, Awsten says “I hope audiences experience the record with open minds. It would be easy to repeat ourselves. The older albums are a part of who we are. I want listeners to accept growth and the honest expression of where we’re at now. This is Waterparks.”
The FANDOM UK Tour Dates:
26 January – SWG3, Glasgow
27 January – Institute, Birmingham
29 January – Academy 2, Manchester
30 January – Academy 2, Manchester
1 February – Electric Ballroom, London
2 February – Electric Ballroom, London