Health Club teams up with Foley for irresistible new bop, ‘Way Too Long’
It’s been a minute since we last heard from Queensland producer HEALTH CLUB, but thankfully he has made the long wait absolutely worth it with his latest release. Titled ‘Way Too Long’, this time he’s linked up with Auckland duo FOLEY for an utterly irresistible, groove laden bop.
Evoking that of YOUNG FRANCO, SG LEWIS or KAYTRANADA, Health Club melds a driving bass line, crisp and light beats and atmospheric synths to create the perfect bed for the vocals to positively float above. It represents a sophisticated evolution for Health Club who has become a staple for many acts as a source of collaboration. While his own output might be reserved for a quality over quantity approach, the difference between this release and the last time we heard from him in 2018 with ‘Waste Time’ is noteworthy, proving he’s not exactly been taking it easy when it comes to honing his craft.
With the lyrics detailing the struggles of being disconnected from those you love, ‘Way Too Long’ hits a little different being released mid-pandemic. Foley said of the single that it was that undeniable bassline that set things up very nicely indeed for the song to be made, and is the result of cross-country collaboration between the pair and Health Club (with fellow QLD producer Paces also in the mix).
“We wanted to talk about being so connected to someone that you really felt the lack of their presence, and the struggle of feeling so disconnected when they’re away,” Foley said. “That feeling is so applicable to so many situations – long distance relationships, friendships, even just needing someone you love around when something goes wrong; most of all it was about feeling like time without them was paralysing. Health Club was such a great fit and took the production and arrangement to a whole new level! We are so stoked to have collaborated across the ditch on something so unique; a collision of all of our influences!”
Released via the newly minted Off Leash Records, here’s hoping there’s plenty more where this came from for Health Club!
‘Way Too Long’ is out now. Buy/stream here.
Words by Emma Jones