Punchline spent two decades sharing their sound on the pop-punk scene. Their latest album, Lion, is their eighth, and the track that kicks it all off comes with a barrel of wisdom and a dashing spark of nostalgia.
The video for “Friend From the Future” introduces itself with title cards that read, “When you’re 87 years old you won’t be able to watch this video for the first time.” Then the band jumps into the groove. It’s upbeat and asks the listener to live in the moment, because soon this moment will be gone. It’s pre-emptive nostalgia, a love song to the present day. “Friend From the Future” is all bright energy until the softer bridge, when the message really slides home.
The clip embraces the band’s live spirit and filters it through bright colours and flashy titles with a bite of humour. It’s the perfect way to gain momentum before their Eastern United States tour with The Spill Canvas. Check out their website to see if Punchline will be playing a show near you.
Just as their name suggests, Punchline are big energy with a lively dash of humour that keeps their personality at the forefront, and “Friend From the Future” is one way to remind yourself to enjoy the day.