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WAAX Embraces Losing Control in New Single “No Doz”

Brisbane-based punk band WAAX has recently released their newest single, “No Doz.” The single introduces their new sophomore album, “At Least I’m Free”, which was released on Friday, August 12th. 

Before their 2019 debut album, “Big Grief,” WAAX toured and performed throughout Australia; that first album launched a new level of performance, as they placed in the Hottest 100, toured the States, played SXSW, and play triumphant sets at UNIFY and Splendour In The Grass. After losing one of their members, frontwoman Maz DeVita had to recommit to the songwriting process; writing with writers Linda Perry and K.Flay, WAAX’s newest album is the collective creative efforts from years of maturing. 

“No Doz” is a wonderful alt-punk song; reminiscent of Cage the Elephant, “No Doz” is an up-beat tune about wanting to escape the mundane cycle of life and toxic relationships. With the desire to leave everything behind, DeVita says, “‘No Doz’ is about control. More specifically it’s about losing it. In the video I have no control in the shopping trolley. I am at the mercy of the band who is pushing me around. The video reflects the newer, fresher vibe that we were going for when writing ‘No Doz.’ It’s filled with energy, reckless abandon and bursts of color.”

Never should’ve let you come with me

I never should’vе let you take the spacе

I don’t wanna die and I hope you

Forget my name, forget my name

We live, we ride, we never know

We fall around like dominoes

I’m sick of looking at windshields

I want to know how clear air feels

“No Doz” is available now to stream on Spotify. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist.

Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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