The Whitlams’ new single from their forthcoming album is the rollicking three-minute “(You’re Making Me Feel Like I’m) 50 Again”- a reflection on life and love that will shave years off your age. From the playful Van Halen keyboard stabs and the 70s guitar hooks to the chorus lyrics, this is The Whitlams at their rocking and playful best.
The film clip has the band recording in the northern rivers hinterland and features the magnificent Byron Bay Mermaids – the Ladies Over 50s Ocean Swimming Club – churning through the open water under the iconic lighthouse. No Byron Baes here – these are the real Byron babes, in the real Byron Bay.
Stream “(You’re Making Me Feel Like I’m) 50 Again” here: https://ffm.to/50again
They’re known for their hugely successful ballads, but The Whitlams also have a high-energy side which has made them one of Australia’s most successful live acts. The upcoming 46 show national tour in August and September is nearly sold out (7th show in Melbourne, and 8th show in Brisbane on sale now).
“(You’re Making Me Feel Like I’m) 50 Again” immediately takes its place next to their light-hearted, feel-good classics “I Make Hamburgers”, “Thank You (for loving me at my worst)” and “You Sound Like Louis Burdett”. Whimsy, with romance and cynicism included, of course.
The track was recorded in Byron Bay and Sydney by Daniel Denholm (“Blow Up the Pokies”) and mixed in Austin, Texas by Tim Palmer.