Brisbane trio Columbus are back and they are here to offer ‘A Hot Take On Heartbreak‘. It’s their second album, indeed set for release on May 25th via UNFD. The first single lifted from the album is “Don’t Know How To Act” that you can stream below! This song is indeed a tongue-in-cheek, Weezer inspired jam about a relationship that’s just way too good to be true, belted out in the shower. Literally.
Bands evolve from album to album as the lives of its members, and their music tastes, continue to change. That’s particularly true in the case of Columbus, whose debut album was entitled ‘Spring Forever‘. But its follow-up ‘A Hot Take on Heartbreak‘ has seen the Brisbane trio opting for a dramatic change of season.
“On Spring Forever, we went into the studio and did exactly what we wanted” recalls Columbus’ singer/guitarist Alex Moses of their debut. “But after touring that record and it coming time to do a new one, we realised that the music we wanted to play was distinctly different. We didn’t want to be a pop punk band anymore and didn’t even want to be a punk band anymore! We wanted people to know us as a rock band”.
‘A Hot Take on Heartbreak‘ will certainly leave listeners in no doubt about that. Or that this change has harnessed excellent, if surprising, results.