If The Benchmark Of Adulting Is Still Vague, Play Tempesst’s “High On My Own”

Are you adulting right?

Photo: Gyorgy Laszlo

London via Australia rockers Tempesst return with new single “High On My Own” where the quintet muses on what it means to be a grown-up in this era. Weaved with propulsive drumbeats and glimmering psychedelic strings, “High On My Own” is a buoyantly contemplative piece that swirls you into its sweet vortex. Lyrically, they shuffle through the contradicting emotions we experience when we compare our lives to those of our peers who seem to meet all the traditional benchmarks of being a grown-up. Sometimes you envy them while other times you love your life for being the opposite of them:

On the track, singer Toma Banjanin said: “I grew up near Noosa, a small beach town in Australia. In my town, a 30-year-old man was typically a family man, with a normal job, a mortgage etc. The kind of guy who had a balanced life and what seemed to be contentment as a byproduct. These guys had beliefs, they lived by a code that guided each decision with a brand of certainty that I envy and in my subconscious, this archetype framed the kind of firm identity one should expect to acquire by age 30. A couple of decades on, here I am, 30, still wandering, without the beliefs or certainty I expected to have.”

“High On My Own” is from the quintet’s upcoming debut album Must Be A Dream, which will be out on September 30th via Pony Recordings.