Laced in escapism, brothers Rocky and Ross Lynch wrote the song while daydreaming about personal experiences. “‘Malibu' is about reminiscing on experiences in the best locations," the band says. "It's about getting away. It's the spontaneous trip you take with someone - maybe you knew them before, or maybe you're meeting them for the first time”.
“Malibu” follows on the band's recent single, the dance-inspired “Keep Moving Forward” feat. Nikka Costa - premiered by Rolling Stone, who praised the band for “holding onto some real ‘eclectic’ music” - the funky cut and “Malibu” will be featured on the band's upcoming “Summer Mixtape” due for release this September.
The Driver Era have also released the "Malibu" official music video, shot and edited by director Tate Warner. The video follows Ross and Rocky on the California coast reminiscing about summer love. 'Malibu' is about reminiscing on experiences in the best locations," the band stated. "It's about getting away. It's the spontaneous trip you take with someone -- maybe you knew them before, or maybe you're meeting them for the first time."
The upcoming project is the follow up to the band’s second album “Girlfriend”, it's lead single “Heaven Angel” and follow-up tracks “#1 Fan” and “Leave Me Feeling Confident”, the band has been supported by the likes of Notion who praised “Girlfriend” as “their most inspired - and sonically diverse - body of work yet”, while Clash defined their sound as “vast alt-rock sound, with an endearing soulful groove”, with DORK praising “their ability to meld different genres while retaining that distinctive pop feel”, calling the album “a textured, smart modern pop rock record”.
Known for what Clash called, “intimate, high energy live show”, the band will bring their WORLD TOUR to Australia and will play shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne presented by Live Nation.
Since making their debut with “Preacher Man” four years ago, The Driver Era have rocked up an impressive 300 million streams and 29 million combined social media followers, went on to release one studio album, three EPs and a series of critically acclaimed singles. With the new single “Malibu”, and the heavily-anticipated mixtape, as well as their upcoming world tour - during which they will play shows in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and UK for the first time ever - The Driver Era are set for an exciting year ahead.