Dear Sunday Step Into The Internal Mental Battlefield In “Knock Knock”

Reggae rock

Perth-based quartet Dear Sunday look inward and face some of the toughest thoughts in new single “Knock Knock.” The reggae rock single is breezy and buoyant, yet rich with hefty emotions that one can goes through when battling their own mental health. Inspired by the loss of two friends, “Knock Knock” is Dear Sunday’s way to acknowledge how bad it can get but also a way to remind us that we’re not alone in this.

Vocalist Ben Swanson explains, “So the song is actually about depression and the feeling of being haunted by dark, sad thoughts.  A few years ago I lost two of my best mates, only months apart, to their own battles with mental health. It’s something that is so incredibly common these days, but it’s still so hard to comprehend the internal battle that those people are going through…I lost friends because they found it hard to express how they felt, so here I am, sharing my experiences, my dark times and my fight with depression through a song that could be heard all over the world.  Hopefully, I’m doing them proud.”

Reflecting on the mood of the new track, he further adds, “We’re all super excited but also so so nervous.  This track is a bit of a heavier track from the stuff that we have released prior to this, so we aren’t too sure how the fans will take it – honestly, though, this one is probably a bit of a ‘step-up’ from our other stuff, and we are so excited to see how it’s received.”

Dear Sunday are Ben Swanson (vocals/rhythm guitar), Eligh L’Ecluse (drums), Mason Nguyen (lead guitar), Calvin Fennell (bass). They’ll be announcing tour dates soon, so keep your ears and eyes open.