The Starting Line had returned a few months ago with a brand new song "Always" after a nearly decade-long hiatus, and now they've released an accompanying music video that will make you fall in love with early-2000s pop-punk all over again.
In the clip, the band prepares for a live gig, running a sound check before taking the stage to rage through the rocking song during one of their performances. The video shows a band with a lot of the same energy they once had, the only difference is frontman Kenny Vasoli's long hair.
Vasoli opened up to Fuse about his inspiration for the track, stating "It was a frustration vent. It was a time in my life where a few things were going on. Without getting too detailed about it, I had a dog that got very sick and there was some turbulent relationships in my life and it all came in a span of a couple months."
The once Drive-Thru Records pop-punk outfit haven't been completely in remission for the past eight years, however, reuniting for a 10-year reunion tour of their most celebrated album Say It Like You Mean It in 2012. They've also been performing their yearly holiday show at Starland Ballroom most most years in New Jersey.
As for why the band chose to make new music now? "It'd come to a time where we finally had the appetite to make new Starting Line songs." Vasoli added during the Fuse interview. "It's been in the back of our minds for a while—we realized there were some fans out there that were still interested in that kind of thing. I didn't want to force any new material when there wasn't that inspiration to write that kind of stuff."
The Starting Line will release the brand new EP produced by Will Yip, Always, on Feb. 19, both digitally and as a 7-inch via Downtown Records. It is the band's first studio work since 2007's Direction, with pre-orders available via the band's official website.