Photo Credit: Jorge Olazaba (@jaoajo)
By Alissa Arunarsirakul // March 27, 2020
A Los Angeles based collective with talent that soars above all, Peach Tree Rascals prides themselves on tuning into their first-generation immigrant upbringings in their genre-bending discography. Not only does the five piece write, record, and produce all their music, they also conceptualize and film all their music videos to a tee. With no end in sight for their everlasting career, Peach Tree Rascals once again proves that they’re here to stay with an exceptional new single, “Things Won’t Go My Way.”
On “Things Won’t Go My Way,” Peach Tree Rascals shared,
“This song is special to us because it reminds us of something that’s often difficult to put into words. We always try to justify that there’s a particular thing preventing us from doing something, but at the end of the day – it always comes down to the fact that it’s a mindset and you’re often preventing yourself from getting where you want to be. We think everyone has a moment where they experience self-doubt, or like they’re not able to perform their best. When we wrote this song, we thought a lot about how there are people, or how your own mind will try to drag you down and make you feel like you’re not good enough. In the end, we’re all just trying our best and it’s about acknowledging that, knowing that we’ve all been there and felt that and that you can turn that feeling into something positive.”
Although Peach Tree Rascals has been widely known for their upbeat feel-good anthems, “Things Won’t Go My Way” offers a more resolute side to these charming fellas. The dynamic track has Peach Tree Rascals cheering us on when we struggle with self-doubt and spiral out of control. The “Things Won’t Go My Way” visual, which was mainly inspired by The Truman Show, shows the Peach Tree Rascals boys spilling drinks, tripping on the elderly, and getting their bikes stolen as the song message bleeds right through the carefree video.
“We hope you have as much fun watching this as we did making it. It was fun to poke fun and make light of a bunch of negative situations. We tried to show that you can’t help but laugh at yourself when you go through something like that.”