Dayseeker vocalist Rory Rodriguez and drummer Mike Karle announced their new project Hurtwave earlier this year. As Hurtwave, the pair traffic in synths and the output is decidedly different than that of their main band.
“‘Fever Dream’ is a collaborative track with one of our listeners, actually,” Rodriguez says about the song’s origins. “He told me the heartbreaking story of losing his father and it just really struck a chord with me. I did my best to write it from his perspective and honor his father’s memory all at the same time.”
Rodriguez also shared all the details about the band in an exclusive interview with AP.
These tracks will appear on the band’s debut EP, Night Therapy I. The EP will be released as seven separate installments over the coming months.
Hurtwave was born when Rodriguez and Karle were drafting demos in GarageBand. These tracks “flourished into some of our proudest work yet,” Rodriguez explains. “Blending our real and emotional lyrics into a synthwave setting has created something really special for our listeners.”