The High Loves Say Hey, Call Me Back

The Toronto outfit fuse ’80s new wave with modern dance-rock on their latest cut.

The High Loves hit redial with their new single Call Me Back — showcasing on Tinnitist.

Freshly pressed from their forthcoming album Too Much Of A Good Thing, this electric groove-laden rockin’ offering is one of the “catchiest songs” singer-guitarist Noah Monckton has ever written, he says. “When I first wrote the hook, I wasn’t able to get it out of my head for weeks. For better or for worse.”

Whittling away at the riffs and lyrics on voice note app on his phone, Monckton would bring together the rest of the group to flesh out the high-energy, souped-up summer track. “Call Me Back was around for a while,” lead guitarist Marko Stojanovic recalls. “At least, the melody to the chorus was. It didn’t really come together until a little under a year ago and we’re really happy with how it turned out. It’s a fun and groovy bopper you can blast in the car, on the patio, at the beach or anywhere you can have a good time.”

The song was still a work in progress when the pandemic hit. “We performed Call Me Back live only once — at the Monarch Tavern,” Monckton shares. “The song was still unfinished, but it instantly connected with the audience and was easily our best received songs that evening. It was our last show before the pandemic shut the city down. Lockdown allowed us to really stress about the little details of the arrangement. We had time to perfectly craft a very tight, high-energy bop coming in at two minutes and 57 seconds. No fat on this song! It’s always a ton of fun for me to play this song with the guys.”

Originally founded in 2018, keyboardist Jeremy Urgo, bassist Jake St. Jean, and drummer Jaden Spanier round out the Toronto band, who are making waves for their fusion of ’80s new wave power-pop and 2000s dance-rock. The High Loves recruited Seattle’s Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Strumbellas) of Bear Creek Studios to mix the track and brought in John & Tess Greenham (Billie Eilish) to handle the mastering.

Check out Call Me Back above, hear more from The High Loves below, and connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.