Walk Off the Earth Debut Buoyant, New York-Inspired Song 'Fifth Avenue': Exclusive
Walk Off the Earth (Sarah Blackwood, Joel Cassady, Gianni Luminati, Ryan Marshall and Mike Taylor) is ready to restore your faith in New York City with a feel-good ode to the Big Apple titled "Fifth Avenue," premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Sept. 27).
Exploring the wonders and challenges of living in the concrete jungle, the upbeat, New York-inspired tune narrates both the coming of age and the constant epiphanies brought by the chaotic -- but endlessly inspiring -- life in the city.
"New York has been the source of many important milestones for us on our journey as a band, and it felt like the right time to create a song honoring this amazing city that for us and so many others has helped turn dreams into reality," Cassady, the band's percussionist, tells Billboard.
Kicking off with a series of whistles, the optimistic track shows off the band's undeniable chemistry. Individual vocal stylings by Marshall, Blackwood and Luminati's mesh seamlessly with elaborated harmonies and epic melodic arrangements, and the track even features signature New York noises like cab drivers screaming, "Asshole!"
Giving back to the city that gave them a hand when they needed the most, the Canadian indie-pop band praises NYC with clever lyrics like "But the city is a jungle/And it's keeping me humble," and the catchy chorus, "It's like the fourth of July when I'm living my life/Hanging with the Mets and the Yankees every night/Making my dreams come true/On Fifth Avenue."
Get a first listen of Walk Off the Earth's new single "Fifth Avenue" below.