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Marigold channel vintage summer sunshine on “Waiting On Me”

The aesthetics of the 70s have returned. Last week, I saw a video on TikTok about how to get Farrah Fawcett’s feathered hair look. One of my friends went to a bar on the weekend with an actual disco floor. And now, Marigold is channeling roots rock’s forefathers on their new single, “Waiting On Me“.

I feel like you can squeeze the sunshine out of this song like juice from an orange. It just exudes the feeling of a summer road trip to the ocean with the windows open and everyone screaming along to the radio. Or alternatively, waking up to your parents playing their fave oldies in the yard while cleaning outdoor furniture in time for good weather — especially if your parents were Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen fans.

For me, I knew I felt something familiar floating just under the surface… something more recent, but that I couldn’t quite place. And then all at once, I was hit with the realization that it’s reminiscent of The Maine’s earlier tracks. Think about songs like “Every Road” or “While Listening To Rock & Roll” and tell me these bands shouldn’t be on tour together in 2022. I’ll get the petition ready.

Watch the video for “Waiting On Me”:

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Paige Williams

Paige is a writer & creative multi-hyphenate living in Hamilton, Canada. Every band she loves breaks up eventually, but she can't find the witch who cursed her to this life. You can find more of her work on Billboard, Consequence of Sound, A.Side, and Paige Backstage.

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