Texas-based emo/pop-punk band Further North releases infectious and catchy single "Wishing Well" featuring Hit The Lights’ Nick Thompson via Common Thread Records.
It's a great time to be a budding emo/pop-punk band and Further North new single "Wishing Well" proves they have the tenacity and talent to compete with the growing new breed entering the music genre.
“I think there's been a lot of hesitancy, anxiety, fear, and confusion over the past few years, and we as a culture really need some encouragement. Just because we don't know what tomorrow will bring doesn't mean we have to be afraid. Sometimes the joys of life are unexpected and they come to us when you jump in on faith.”
Coming off their 2020 single "In My Life Today", "Wishing Well" bristles with bright guitar riffs, spry melodies, and traditional pop-punk energies. Complete with Nick Thompson's appearance on the track of Hit The Lights, "Wishing Well" opens up the floor for Further North's more positive and energetic sound via Common Thread Records.
While it may be too soon what the future holds for the Texas pop-punk band, their new single delivers something infectious and nostalgic, and many pop-punk fans can get on board with that.
What started Further North? What is the story behind the band name?
We had all been playing in different bands and our sound/style was evolving, so we decided it was best to start this new project. We thought the song Further North by Jets to Brazil was a good tip-of-the-hat to one of our favorite bands, plus it sounded a bit positive.
What are your musical influences? I know there is an understanding that you guys are an emo/ pop-punk band, haha, but what bands have helped cultivate that sound, Especially with your latest single?
We've been listening to a lot of Real Friends and State Champs lately. Obviously, we're influenced by so many other bands as well, but I'm sure there are some RF & SC influences in there, somewhere.
How was this creative process instrumentally different from other work you have produced before going back from 2018 to the present?
Doing anything during covid is different than before. One thing we've been very specific about is trying to ensure we're keeping a positive message throughout the whole process. We think everyone needs some levity in life during this time. So, we kept the music, lyrics, video, etc all positive.
You guys got to work with Nick Thompson from Hit The Lights on your latest single for this creative process. What impact did that have going into this?
Nick is awesome. We've been HTL fans for years, so it was such a cool experience to work with him. When he finished recording his piece, we were amazed by how much better it turned out.
Lyrically speaking, "Wishing Well" definitely has this "Just say yes!" attitude to it, where we can be anxious in a lot of the decisions we make in life, but don't let fear control it. Otherwise, you will just be sitting in a chair for most of your life, wondering, "What if?" Is that fair to say? Can we dive into that? What made you guys want to write this song?
Yea, that's definitely where we were going. I think there's been a lot of hesitancy, anxiety, fear, and confusion over the past few years, and we as a culture really need some encouragement. Just because we don't know what tomorrow will bring doesn't mean we have to be afraid. Sometimes the joys of life are unexpected and they come to us when you jump in on faith. That's really the idea we're going for!
What is next coming up for you guys this year?
We were just added today the So What!? Music Festival, which we're super stoked on. We also have some more music and videos coming out over the next few months. 2022 is going to be a really cool year for us!