British band New Hope Club returns with ‘Don’t’ Go Wasting Time’ – the first release of the year taken from their eagerly-anticipated forthcoming second album, out today via Island Records UK.
The introspective and stripped-back ‘Don’t Go Wasting Time’ continues to showcase Blake, George and Reece’s growth as songwriters, with wistful lyrics about letting go of your past mistakes as the perfect primer for the new year.
New Hope Club said: “We wrote 'Don’t Go Wasting Time' on a gloomy day in Ealing, London during a period of reflection. For so many years together as New Hope Club, we have learned to never take our foot off the pedal, don’t waste any time, and enjoy the ride. When we were looking at which single to release first this year, it made complete sense to go with this one. It’s a reminder to keep moving forward and try not to get weighed down by your mistakes.”
Following the release of their UK Top 5 charting debut album in 2020, New Hope Club kick started their new era last summer with greater clarity on their creative purpose. The new songs also mark Blake’s debut as a producer, developed under the band’s mentorship with multi-platinum, award-winning producer and songwriter Ross Golan (5 Seconds of Summer). Sonically inspired by great bands like The Beatles, The Strokes and Vampire Weekend; the forthcoming album by New Hope Club is their most direct artistic expression to date.
The trio returned with the breezy, acoustic ‘Girl Who Does Both’ and disco-tinged ‘Getting Better’ (BBC Radio 1 Best New Pop) in May – both have achieved over 11 million combined streams so far. The summery 60s rock-inspired ‘Call Me A Quitter’ and ‘Whatever’ followed in August, delivering the band’s most searing, honest lyrics about relationships to date. The band continued to showcase their sonic evolution with the invigorating guitar-pop anthem ‘L.U.S.H.’ and rock, hype song ‘Walk It Out’ in November.
Having written and performed together since their teens; Blake, George and Reece have gone from playing local pub gigs in Manchester to growing a devoted global fanbase, selling out headline shows everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, London to Seoul and Tokyo. They have amassed over 2.5 billion global streams and over 260 million YouTube views, and even caught the attention of K-pop superstars V of BTS and The Stray Kids.
Blake will be making his acting debut, playing Sir Paul McCartney in the eagerly anticipated Brian Epstein Beatles biopic Midas Man. With plenty of new music and a new album on the horizon for New Hope Club; 2023 is only getting better and better.