Hamilton band DateMonthYear is releasing a new single full of hard hitting lyrics that reflect on today’s society and how people’s lives revolve around numbers.
DMY Founder Trevor Faville said the new song, called Numbers, was not created to be a happy song to distract people from what is going on in the world. Instead, DMY wanted a song that addresses problems in society and the world, as well as things people see on television, social media or when they walk out the door.
It is about providing a voice for the issues rather than a distraction.
“We feel that the creatives in our society really should hold up a mirror rather than express a point of view as such, and in this song the mirror reflects things in our world that are perhaps things that some of us do not want to see,” Faville said.
Shunning traditional band formats, DateMonthYear’s structure means that ‘commitment is defined by contribution’ with allowance for new ideas and influence. The fluidity of the line-up ensures a smorgasbord of musical flavours.
Faville and fellow band members’ Emma Koretz, Brooke Baker, Hayely Schwass and Tyler Leet’s inspiration and the idea behind the song is that for a lot of people, numbers define everything – the numbers of your mortgage or rent, income, supermarket shopping and simply hoping that you have enough to pay for groceries and bills.
The melodious song sings about how people go through life hoping that the numbers fall their way.
Embracing the unconventional, Faville said the song will be a video release only as it is a teaser of what’s to come from their album that they’re working on. Numbers is going to be the lead track on the album that they hope to release early next year.
“Because we are an independent organisation it all really comes down to finance – so all the numbers. It’s about saving up enough money to get back into the studio to keep working on it and we’re doing it in bits,” Faville said.
He said the other songs for the album are already written and ready to go but there’s still the process of making sure that everything sounds good in the studio before it can be released.
DateMonthYear expect to release their next song, called March, in early 2017.
Faville who is the head of the music department at Melville High School has always had a strong passion for music.
“I find that there are always choices in life, but I can’t choose not to do music in some shape or form.
“I sort of feel like I have to do it. I hear music in my head all the time and so that means I have to write it and perform it. The teaching, the writing, the performing, it’s all part of the same parcel of doing music. That’s what I feel I have to do – it’s pretty much like breathing.”
DMY was pleased with the positive reviews received for their most recent song, a cover called Spit Out The Sun. Faville said it was great to gain recognition and validation and they hope to create the same interest with their new album.
“Ultimately, we make music to please ourselves and to be honest to our inner voice. I think that people who like our music would be people who are looking for that voice, be it honest, flawed or true,” Faville said.
To hear DateMonthYear’s new single Numbers and see the video, click on the link below: