The return of Busted has seen the pop-punk power trio go back to the future as they prepare for a 2019 that reignites their glory days.
They’ve already prepared the groundwork with a rush of activity. First, they announced a double-bill of big news: the February 1st release of their fun-filled fourth album ‘Half Way There’ and an accompanying UK arena tour. They then played three chaotic sold-out shows in a day at the 100 Club, and a throwback video for ‘Nineties’ which revived the days of Top of the Pops, Blind Date, Nirvana and white-suited boy bands. To cap it all, their recent track ‘Reunion’ shot to number one on the iTunes Rock Chart.
Now Busted continue their current momentum by releasing their new heartbreak song ‘Radio’. In keeping with the boys’ current mission of growing up without growing old, it’s a dynamic power ballad which uses nostalgia and reflection to examine how life unfolds as the years go by.
Originally written as a song about missing home while being on tour, Busted changed the song’s emphasis to make something that both the band and their fans can relate to.
“It’s talking about the memories that you used to share with someone when listening to the radio,” explains James Bourne.
“Listening to the radio can evoke nostalgic reactions, and when a song comes on it can really take you back to that moment,” adds Charlie Simpson. “But when the song reminds you of losing that person, what would’ve been a good feeling suddenly feels very empty.”
The new release accompanies news of Busted’s forthcoming arena tour which features their new touring drummer, Eddy Thrower from modern rock heroes Lower Than Atlantis. Busted play Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on March 26.
Tickets are now available from myticket.co.uk/artists/busted.