Waterparks 2017

Waterparks enter “Turbulent” era with new song and look—UPDATED

And it was well worth the wait.

May 23, 2019
  • Share
UPDATE: MAY 23, 2019, 12:05 P.M. EST

Hopeless Records have announced that Waterparks are now a member of the Hopeless Family!

ORIGINAL STORY: MAY 23, 2019, 11:15 A.M. EST

After what has felt like an eternity of cryptic teasers and caps-locked tweets, Waterparks have finally released their highly anticipated track “Turbulent”—and it was well worth the wait.

Check out the kickoff for the next era of Parx below!

Read more: 5SOS debut dark, Nine Inch Nails-inspired track “Easier”

On May 21, the band shared news of a new record deal.

Yesterday, at around 3 p.m. EST, the band account uploaded a photo of a disheveled, green backpack. With it, they wrote, “TURBULENT. 20 HOURS.”

The post revealed that fans could expect “Turbulent” to drop at 11 a.m. EST.

Prior to the track’s debut, it was already trending on Twitter in the U.S. with other artists hyping up the single’s release.

The backpack sparked theories of a “green era” for Parx, and judging by a recent post to the band’s Instagram story, those theories may not be too far off.


[Photo via Waterparks/Instagram]

The band also switched over their socials to green-themed photos.

Needless to say, the debut of “Turbulent” was well worth the wait.

Check out the incredible new Waterparks track below!

You can watch the visualizer below!

Recently, fans speculated that the new song would be unveiled during the band’s performance at Slam Dunk Festival this weekend.

Waterparks dropped a tweet that looked more like one of those math equations that fans deciphered as a hint to the new track.

“17 [R] 5 / S7PM F 2+” the tweet reads, followed by the tangerine emoji and the link to Slam Dunk Music Festival.

The band also included a very short video that fans immediately recognized as the alleged song “Turbulent.”

Obviously, we’ve been blessed with the track before the band’s Slam Dunk performance, so does that mean we’ll get the live debut this weekend?

We really hope so!

What do you think of the new Waterparks track? Sound off in the comments below!

See more: 25 creepy kid’s films that absolutely wrecked our childhood

[envira-gallery id=”195048″]


Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.