“We played the recording of this song over thirty times in a row for some fans who volunteered to be in the video we’re shooting for it,” Hallelujah the Hills frontman Ryan Walsh says of “Get Me In A Room,” the leadoff track from the band’s new album, No One Knows What Happens Next. “About halfway through, I asked if people were sick of it. The answer was, surprisingly, ‘Not yet!’”
There’s a good reason they didn’t get sick of “Get Me In a Room,” which grabs a listener’s attention with a surprisingly funky bassline and the words “It would be wrong of me to sing the blues,” which Walsh says were his attempt to come up with “the rock album equivalent to ‘Once Upon a Time…’” It builds to the sort of manic rock explosion that the singer describes as “a pep talk to myself,” where confines of a room seems metaphorical at best.
No One Knows What Happens Next is out May 22.Hallelujah the Hills - Get Me in a Room