Vocalist Mikey Carvajal told Billboard magazine about the song: "When I was writing the lyrics, our producer, Cameron Webb, put me in a room by myself and turned on a movie filled with random footage and people surfing in slow motion," he said. "So when I hear the song, that's still what I think about."
"It's a joyful song about the end of the world," Carvajal added. "I also pick on myself a bit because of my love for new wave music like Depeche Mode, New Order."
Mikey Carvajal told Rock Sound magazine: "'New Wave' deals with the idea of watching the world end with someone that is terrified about it, while the other person is celebrating the new beginning through the end."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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