With the entire world right now under practical lockdown artists, musicians, singer/songwriters and performers of all shapes and sizes have done whatever they can to still create and show fans that they're still there for them in this hectic time.
Welsh pop-punk quintet Neck Deep took to social media a few weeks back asking fans for help with their upcoming music video after the current COVID-19 crisis derailed the band's plans for their music video shoot. They asked fans, friends and fellow artists to help them create a one-of-a-kind lyric video for their second single "When You Know" to come out of their upcoming "All Distortions Are Intentional" album.
Speaking of the new song, singer Ben Barlow says, "'When You Know' is a song about realizing you're in love. The old saying 'when you know, you know' was in my mind with this one."
The album tells the story of a loner named Jett, who lives in Sonderland, a combination of "Wonderland" and the somewhat obscure word "sonder": the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, with their own ambitions and worries. "It's that strange existential realization that you are not the entire world," explains singer Ben Barlow. "Everyone around you feels and lives the same way that you do. You're just an extra in their story."
Ben goes on about When You Know: "In the timeline of ADAI this is where Jett realises, after a wild night out, and another night talking about how they see the world and realising they share similar feelings, that he is in love with Alice," reveals Barlow. "The mutual feeling of not belonging, the difficulties of their day to day lives and battling their inner insecurities, yet now having each other to ease the pain and giving a sense of purpose is the key take-away from this song. It's a pretty straight up summer love song, but one that's mega catchy and feel good - a stark contrast to some of the more emotionally heavy songs on the record."
You can check out the track listing for All Distortions Are Intentional, re-scheduled tour dates, as well as Neck Deep's latest single WHEN YOU KNOW below!
NECK DEEP - WHEN YOU KNOW
1.Sonderland 2. Fall 3. Lowlife 4. Telling Stories 5. When You Know 6. Quarry 7. Sick Joke 8. What Took You So Long? 9. Empty House10. Little Dove 11. I Revolve (Around You) 12. Pushing Daisies
Upcoming Neck Deep North American Tour Dates
November 6 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
November 7- Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
November 8 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
November 10 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
November 11 - Austin, TX - Emos
November 13 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
November 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
November 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
November 17 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
November 18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
November 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
November 21 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
November 22 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
November 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
November 25 - Chicago, IL - Radius
November 27 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak
November 28 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora
November 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
December 1 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
December 2 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
December 4 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
December 5 - Philadelphia, PA - The Franklin Music Hall
December 6 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
December 8 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
December 9 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
December 11 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
December 12 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
More information available at tickets.neckdeepuk.com
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