Pop punk band Summer Years is offering a message of hope in its new single.
The band premiered its new single, ‘This Light‘ and its companion video last month through ENCI Records. The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming EP, You Can’t Live There Forever. The EP’s official release date is under consideration.
Front man Nick Lanari talked about the the EP’s creation during a recent interview.
“Moving forward with a project like this was intimidating because there was no clear future set before us, no shows or tours to work towards or any inkling of what the future of the music industry will be like,” said Lanari. “It was just us in there getting it done with a lot of uncertainty in our future. It was really cathartic at the same time because we felt really fortunate to be able to do what we love during these times and to be able to be creative and expressive is a healing force. The word perseverance really comes to mind with this EP, and it’s really fitting for walking through the last year and a half.”
The song’s musical arrangement is a catchy, upbeat composition whose melodies and vocal delivery style lend themselves to comparison to works from bands, such as All Time Low, New Found Glory, and others of that ilk.
The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement reminds audiences that they can make good things happen in their lives and to not give up, no matter what.
Lanari additionally discussed this detail during the noted interview.
“‘This Light’ is about the idea that it’s not too late to pursue what you have always dreamed of, and battling the idea of ‘I’ll start working toward it tomorrow’ but tomorrow never seems to come,” he said. “Live your best life now. Today. Find your way to thrive. Failure is not eternal, pain is not eternal, your past doesn’t define you, you can’t live there forever.”
The video for ‘This Light’ pairs footage of the band performing its new single in what resembles a rehearsal space and footage of people (including the band) enjoying some time on a beach and its boardwalk.
Lanari also talked about the video during his interview.
“We filmed some drone shots at the very end of the day, and none other than Tom Delonge drove by us in his big Ford Raptor in Encinitas,” he said. “It was epic. A good omen even. We just wanted to kind of say, “Hey this is who we are, and this is what our world is like. This is Summer Years.” and I think we captured that really well.”
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