Ratboys’ New Single “The Window” Is an Ode to Indie Rock Romance: Stream

Off their upcoming fifth album of the same name

Ratboys The Window
Ratboys, photo by Alexa Viscius

    Ratboys have shared the title track from their forthcoming album, The Window, out August 25th on Topshelf Records. Listen to it below.

    While the previous single “It’s Alive!” was a bit of a sad track, “The Window” is a love song that starts with acoustic tenderness before building into a Midwest indie rock romance. Through its lyrics, the band appears to use a window as a metaphor for finding what your heart needs. “I saw you through the window,” Julia Steiner sings, “We locked eyes and the window/ Was open, felt the wind blow/ I saw you through it.”

    The accompanying music video depicts the lyrics perfectly, with vignettes of young adoration in grassy meadows, fairs, and festivals through a hazy, washed-out filter. Watch the John TerEick-directed clip below.

    Ratboys are headed on a supporting tour starting this August, kicking off in their hometown of Chicago. Check out the list of dates here, and find tickets over at StubHub.

    Pre-orders for The Window are ongoing. It also features “Black Earth, WI,” one of the best songs of 2023 to date, and follows Ratboys’ 2021 album Happy Birthday, Ratboy.

Latest Stories