Following the release of lead single ‘Before You Leave’ – which is quickly becoming a hit in NZ reaching #2 All Airplay and #3 Peak NZ Spotify – Six60 double down on the anthemic vibes with their new song of the Summer ‘Never Been Tonight’ (out now via Universal Music NZ/Virgin Music).
“’Never Been Tonight’ is the song we were most excited about recording and releasing off our new record Castle St” says lead singer Matiu Walters. “It just feels like Summer in NZ to us, and with the weather getting a bit better it finally feels like the world is getting back to normal.
“’Never Been Tonight’ is a celebration of the best nights of your life and the best nights that are still to come. It’s already become our fast favourite live song in rehearsals”.
At last able to spend time in the same room together after a long and strict national lockdown, the Dunedin-born 5 piece relished the opportunity to be reunited again and opted to make their new album live, in-person, in the studio together - performing all instruments and vocals themselves - hailing back to their formative years as a college house party band.
Due out Oct. 7, the album Castle St will feature 10 brand-new tracks including ‘Before You Leave’ and ‘Never Been Tonight’. Of the new album, Matiu says:
“We are very excited to share the new music, give over the single and get everyone ready for a new album. This isn't the kind of music you can make by yourself in your bedroom. It won't just be our instruments you hear on the upcoming music, but all our vocal harmonies and BVs were done by the band as a whole. It really lets you feel the breadth and spirit of SIX60. An album that is real takes a lot of love and trust by the people involved and adding our fans into that circle is a really exciting next chapter.”
Though the most commercially successful and award-winning band in New Zealand’s history, SIX60 gained worldwide recognition last year when they performed a sold-out tour across their home country, while the rest of the world isolated. This captured the world’s attention, as images and footage of their joyous, celebratory performances in New Zealand highlighted just how much the world missed live music performance.