Punk rock band United Defiance debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Change the Frequency, which is scheduled for release Oct. 1 through Thousand Islands Records.
The video features the band performing its new single on a city street. It intersperses that with footage of the band fighting a turf war with a group of sock puppets. While the visualization is silly, the band explained in a prepared statement that it is meant to help translate the positive message presented in the song’s lyrical theme.
“The concept for the ‘Sing With Me’ video was to show two rival groups, like the Sharks and the Jets from West Side Story, playing pranks on each other in the tradition of films like Animal House,” the statement reads. “One of those groups just happens to be sock puppets. Because the song is about unity, the video shows that at the end of the day, you can always make the choice to buy the other guy a drink and have a blast in spite of differences. And sock puppets are funny as hell.”
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Sing With Me’ is a catchy, infectious, guitar-driven composition. Its choruses, with their collective vocals, and the gritty but still catchy verses lend the arrangement overall to works from the likes of NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and to a slightly lesser extent, Dropkick Murphys.
Change the Frequency will feature guest appearances from well-known names in the punk community, such as Jason Devore (Authority Zero) and Dave Pederson (Downway) among others.
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