Sucker Punch Drops Potent New Single, “I’m Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu”
Sucker Punch collabs with Chris LoPorto of Can’t Swim to deliver their next new infectious single, “I’m Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu.”
Sucker Punch is one of those bands that remain determined to produce new experiences while keeping their classic characteristics intact, consistently staying fresh and loyal to the nostalgic links that bond them to their profession. Sucker Punch's most recent track, "Worst Case Ontario," delved artistically into concepts of passion, betrayal, and the potency of human emotion. This time, "I'm Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu," is their new single and it continues the introspective journey through our motivations and emotions.
“I’m Ready To Ride Giants” is way more personal to us. We have all had our struggles with self-doubt holding us back. We wanted to capture something that we would have needed to hear that could motivate us to push past the negative voices in our heads.
A collaborative effort with Chris LoPorto of Can’t Swim, "I'm Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu" explores the themes of self-doubt and negative beliefs. A melodic and sharp listening experience that combines the worlds of pop-punk and post-hardcore beautifully, "I'm Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu" continues to show off Sucker Punch's unbridled inventive spirit surrounded by rich guitar riffs, punchy basslines, and willingness to convey personal struggle and self-reflection through their music. Their second single off their upcoming EP, Better Pleasures, drops October 20th this year.
Welcome back to "Into The Void"! Last time we talked about your latest single, "Worst Case Ontario." In your upcoming EP, Better Pleasures, each song creatively delves deeper into the concepts of human emotions and what drives us as individuals to do the things we do or feel how we feel. In your new single, "I'm Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu", you are exploring the themes of self-doubt and negative beliefs. Is that accurate?
Yes! We wanted this song to be an anthem for anyone who struggles with being held back by anxiety and self-doubt. The title is appropriately named after a quote from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” where the main character, Peter, overcomes his struggles, takes on some waves, and learns how to surf.
Working with Can't Swim's Chris LoPorto, what was that creative process like in making "I'm Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu" come to life? There is this unique, beautiful, and powerful presence of Loporto's that compliments the nostalgic, aggressive, and melodic cadence Sucker Punch brings to pop-punk and post-hardcore.
This song was a huge collaborative effort. Andy had come to us with a loose frame, in terms of melody, of what would turn into LoPorto’s verse, and we liked the direction. Chris and Billy fleshed it out into a more complete idea lyrically. LoPorto came to our home studio and laid down his vocals. He has his own unique sound and phrasing that make it stand out. It made a lot of sense for us to have him on. One day we had all decided to skip practice and go see Can’t Swim in Asbury Park, NJ, together. The next thing we knew, we were playing with them at VA Beach. And now we have a song with Chris LoPorto. Everything kind of came full circle, and that made it special for us, and I think it shows in the song.
What is the main takeaway from "I'm Ready To Ride Giants, Kunu" that is not found in "Worst Case Ontario?"
“Worst Case Ontario” was a fun writing challenge. We took a page from Ice Nine Kills’ book and wrote a song about a movie. While we’ve all experienced heartbreak and metaphorically being torn apart, this song was about the universe of “Jennifer’s Body” and was about being lured away and eaten alive by a succubus, Megan Fox. “I’m Ready To Ride Giants” is way more personal to us. We have all had our struggles with self-doubt holding us back. We wanted to capture something that we would have needed to hear that could motivate us to push past the negative voices in our heads.
When can we expect the next single off the new EP?
We have a whole EP coming down the pipeline for you! “Better Pleasures” will be out on October 20th. This EP has a little bit of everything that we want in emo and pop punk. There's plenty of energy and chances for the crowd to get involved with us live; we’re so excited for this one.