'Friend From The Future' Track From Punk Rock Band Punchline Is Fun And Educational
To be or not to be.. If that quote from Shakespeare doesn't ring a bell to you, then it's about to give you a lesson of a lifetime when you listen to Punchline's latest single 'Friend From From The Future'. The song is all about being and living in the moment, right now.
If you listen carefully to the lyrics of the song, you can deduce that the message behind them are simple, yet very important. Taking nothing for granted, appreciate what we do have, and spending time with our loved ones are so valuable because time flies by in no time. Punchline emphasises on the lyrics when asking to describe the song. ''The lyric takes a bird's eye view of past, present and future, (and references Black Mirror's San Junipero), to examine our perennial struggle with time. Ultimately it's a rallying cry to live in the moment, and watching the band locked into the tune's driving changes, you'll wanna be there in the moment with them.''
The four-member pop-punk rock band has been around for more than two decades. With all those years, Punchline keeps on creating, innovating and most of all, touching their audience musically with their attitude and energy. As a matter of fact, each member's talent is perfectly shown (or heard) in their eighth and latest album, 'Lion'. And once again, that album is proof of why Punchline's charismatic approach to its craft keeps the attention of their auditors on a high level after all these years.
In the music video for “Friend From The Future”, the group makes great use of colorful washes, bright frames, and patterned backdrops – the screen splits, the camera shifts in and out of focus, and frontman Steve Soboslai is nearly absorbed in a tunnel of light. With some bits from the lyrics flashing on the screen, it adds more 'fun' and a cartoonish feature to the video. It’s all bright, bold, undeniable, an exciting ride that lasts four minutes, but one that fans can – and surely will – take over and over again.