High Tropics is the moniker of Queensland based songwriter Josh Stewart and his band. Formed as an outlet to house songs outside of the now defunct garage rock outfit The Ninjas, Stewart’s DIY home recordings quickly caught the attention of esteemed US label Roll Call records, who put out the project’s first two singles in 2017.
Coming off a busy year that saw the band break out internationally with singles You Never Made it Easy and Wait for You, Stewart and his outfit gained acclaim and a growing fanbase.
Their latest single Changes delivers more stadium-indie-rock that fans have come to expect from High Tropics. However, it brings a fresh emotive longing to their writing, with vocals that leap out of the track as they reflect those sentiments, “Out to sea, the only place that I can feel free” Stewart cries out as the the song winds up a chorus delivery typical of their trademark hook-driven stylings.
Commenting on their latest track, the band offers, “The song is about a general reluctance to change, yet how important change is to progress in life. Sometimes things happen that are out of our control and change is forced upon us, whether it be for better or worse.”
Listen to Changes below