"Wasteland" is more mellow. It sounds more indie-inspired than its counterparts. Following the song's release, lead singer Chrissy Costanza took to Twitter with the following message: "The best part about being in this band is the freedom to explore so many avenues. Wasteland is so different, yet none of you rejected it. From day one our goals were the freedom to be ourselves and to never be put in our entirety into one box. Thank you for supporting our goals. There's no "definition track" to In Our Bones. No singular song represents the whole record and no two songs sound the same. Our message has always been about being you & letting no one but you define what that means. That's the mentality we had with this record. There are no filler songs, each song has a story. The record is faster, slower, heavier, dreamier, angrier and everything in between."
This track is very personal to the band. Drugs and alcohol are implied to perpetuate an unhealthy relationship: "Changing faces/Know the name but I just can't place it/Slurring phrases/Took a step but I can't retrace it/You tell me, 'Take this'/But I don't wanna wake up in your/Wasteland." Even the best of us fall down sometimes, but know that you can and will get back up again. That's the message I get from Against The Current's new song.
"Wasteland" is off Against The Current's debut album In Our Bones. The album is set for release on May 20 through Fueled By Ramen. It is available for preorder on iTunes. The song "Wasteland" is available to be streamed on Spotify. The band will be playing a few shows in Japan in April, and then they are going on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.