On the one hand, “Snack Attack”–the first single off of Brooklyn’s A Great Big Pile of Leaves‘ upcoming album (out by Topshelf Records in July)–is about exactly what you think it is: food.
“The songwriting occurred during the very late, eerie hours of the night when I was watching Man. v. Food and was frustrated by the combination of escalated salivation in my mouth and lack of high-quality eateries that were open at that hour,” remembers Peter Weiland, the band’s singer and guitarist.
But he promises that that isn’t all: “There is a solid blend of both literal and metaphorical qualities to the lyrical content of the song, which was derived from my experience and interpretation of the world at that moment,” he adds.
No matter what it’s about and where it came from, we like it: From the opening oohs and snaps onward, “Snack Attack” bounces along like the dreamiest, ’90s-tinged late-night crawl ever. “I like to think we write songs that are interesting musically but are also easy and fun to listen to. We like to mix complex guitar lines and different time signatures with catchy instrumental and vocal melodies,” says drummer Tyler Soucy.
And no, you don’t have to be awake at 3 a.m. to listen to it; as Weiland puts it, “The song is like a trip to the boardwalk and a ride down the tallest, twisty-est waterslide on the hottest day.”
Hear what he means below–we’ve got the exclusive premiere of “Snack Attack”! –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS