WAAX Won’t Stay Reading On New Single “Read Receipts”

WAAX are preparing for the release of their highly anticipated album At least I’m free with the new single “Read Receipts”, accompanied by a music video.

As the title suggests, the catchy track is a brutally honest story of modern relationships. Lead vocalist Maz DeVita sings with intensity and sincerity, with the lyrics clearly coming from a place of recognition.

“This one came together really quickly,” DeVita says. “James (Gatling) and I were writing together on the Sunshine Coast and immediately the melody and the lyrics fell. It’s literally about being left reading and being left in the cold with no answers. I definitely felt those feelings at the time.

Directed by frequent collaborator Phoebe Faye, the accompanying music video puts DeVita front and center as she channels all the frustration and emotion of the track superbly.

“The video was a huge step for me because I had never really acted as a character in anything before, I was totally out of my comfort zone,” DeVita adds. “It’s like a Mafia-inspired moment where I play the boss or ‘the Donna’ and make a deal with this plain guy with a helmet on.

Most people know that I like to do things that relate to my Italian heritage, so it was super fun to explore that concept. Phoebe and her team really helped us create an epic vibe – especially the car scenes! Super smooth and a fun and different vibe for us.

“Read Receipts” is the fourth single from the band’s second studio album. At least I’m freescheduled for release on August 5 (pre-order here). Prior to that, WAAX will be supporting The Amity Affliction for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth throughout July (more info here).

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