Sheppard Return With New Single and Music Video For ‘Catalina’

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Is this Sheppard? The pop band traded in their infectious tunes for a new sound with their latest release “Catalina.” The group released the new track that features heavy basslines, rhythmic guitars and an epic breakdown.

Their new sound was conceptualized during a month-long writing session in Los Angeles, before being finished in their hometown of Brisbane Australia, the band’s August-release  Furthermore,‘Catalina’ has been three years in the making.

We were so inspired by California when we were there, that a song about California basically wrote itself” Amy Sheppard said, whose vocals lead the new single. “It depicts a racy story of two lovers, sunglasses on and roof down, driving through the Californian desert with the sun in their faces and their real lives in the rearview mirror. This track isn’t your typical Sheppard sound, but I can’t remember the last time we had this much fun recording a single”.

Pop fans know Sheppard’s hits like ‘Coming Home’,‘Kiss My Fat Ass’, ‘Symphony’ and of course ‘Geronimo.’ Some may be taken aback by the band’s new direction. Their pop-synths and piano ballads have been replaced by a collection of California-inspired guitar hooks and heavy beats, and arena-sized euphoria has been switched out for stadium-sized rock.

Catalina also marks the first Sheppard track of 2020 to feature lead vocals from Amy Sheppard, who was last seen at the helm during her globally recognized movement for ‘Kiss my Fat Ass’.

Now officially eight months into their ‘one release per month’ project, Catalina is proof in the pudding that Sheppard aren’t interested in slowing down. They’re only getting started.

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Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.