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WISHFUL THINKING // Release New Single ‘The Wrong Team’ feat. Stevo from Area 7

Wishful Thinking are here with their brand-new single The Wrong Team featuring John ‘Stevo’ Stevens from Area 7.

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The track is about a guy who’s treading the fine line between ‘friend’ and social media stalker. With lyrics like, “my fingers ached from scrolling up and down” and “I spent a weekend looking at the screen,” this one will be relatable to us all, whether we’d like to admit it or not.

The upbeat song seems to be somewhere on the edge of pop-punk and ska-punk and the hilarious lyrics is a sure-fire way to overcome the winter blues. Alongside the single is a lyric video with Wishful Thinking vocalist Carl W. Jackson and Stevo playing the main characters on a video chat call, with the rest of the band playing their parts in what looks like their at-home quarantines.

Jackson says, “We met Stevo on tour with AREA 7 last year and the guy’s a champion. It’s not every day you get to perform alongside Australian punk rock royalty.”

The Wrong Team is the third song from the band’s upcoming EP One More Time, due to be released in full by the end of this year. So far, they’ve dropped tracks Time To Be Alone and I Get Lonely, giving them regular radio play on triple j and Triple M.

Wishful Thinking formed back in 1998 and stayed together until 2006, and in that time were signed to Boomtown Records (now UNFD). They shared stages with early-2000s punk legends Millencolin, MXPX, Anberlin and plenty more massive names.

Their hiatus ended just last year, when they decided to re-form and give it a red-hot crack. They’ve got more new music in the works and, like the rest of us, have their fingers crossed for a tour in the second half of 2020 if/when the restrictions ease.

Wishful Thinking’s The Wrong Team is available to watch and stream now.

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