Australia’s Tarmac Adam is back, releasing their album In Place as a follow up to 2013’s The History Effect. That album got the band off to a great start on American noncommercial radio, making it to #66 on the CMJ Radio 200. That success led the band – which features Crowded House‘s Nick Seymour on bass – to travel to the US for tour dates in both proper venues and tiny rooms. It was here that they found the inspiration for the new LP, as audience reactions in the States led songwriter Matt O’Donnell to feel a tremendous sense of well-being and universality.
This spirit is apparent on “Walk Tall,” the album’s first single. According to band member Steve Paix, it’s “a song that wrestles with regret and thoughts of what could have been, exhorting us to ‘rise above it all,’ leaving behind comparisons to others and being true to ourselves.” The video for “Walk Tall,” featuring 80s-inspired visuals in its depicting of a psychedelic dream, premiered on the Lowdownunder last month along with a preview of In Place. Give “Walk Tall” a spin this week and help it break your top 30 today!