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Violent Soho are back with ‘Vacation Forever’, their anthemic new track and first official single since their critically acclaimed #1 multi-ARIA winning, Gold certified fourth studio album WACO Crashing back into the collective conscious of Australia, 'Vacation Forever' is everything you want from Mansfield’s favourite sons. A bold, much-needed dose of every day Australian honesty with lyrics like “There’s a baby boomer across the street and it won’t stop staring at me” and “Cause they all want the good life, but I just want to breathe”. 'Vacation Forever' was written while lead guitarist and vocalist Luke Boerdam was at his parent’s house, after a major upheaval in his life. “I guess lyrically I’m trying to describe a certain frustration. No matter what I did in life I always ended back there.” “Back there” is in reference to his childhood bedroom, where he wrote Violent Soho’s first record, and where he ended up after being dropped by their American label in 2010. “I was back here again years later - the same damn fucking room!” Lyrically the song came together quickly - the “bonus of a painful epitome” – creating a song that is as honest as it is gritty, seeping into your veins like the dusty heat of a summer’s afternoon. From the raw alt-rock energy of Boerdam‘s vocals to the masterfully conducted relationship between the melodic and rhythmic guitar components, the result is a classic Violent Soho track, packed full of frustration, irony and wit.