UK’s NECK DEEP have premiered a music video for “Gold Steps” today. This is the second single off their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album Life’s Not Out To Get You, which is set to drop on August 14th.
Vocalist Ben Barlow said this of the track: “As soon as you click play, you’re gonna be hit in the face with a riff! We wanted this to be a fun song; we wanted to make people move, to mosh, jump around and scream the lyrics. And in the lyrics I really just wanted to shed some positivity on a somewhat pessimistic scene. I don’t want our fans to be cutting themselves listening to our music – I wanted people to know that life’s not out to get you.”
About the “Gold Steps” music video, Ben had this to say: “We wanted the video to be as fun as the song. We worked with a director called Kyle Thrash who absolutely killed it. It’s basically us driving through some Pennsylvania back roads on a flat bed truck with a mini skate ramp on it, and we’re playing on the ramp before ending up at a lake where we played in front of a massive firework display! It was pretty sketchy, there was absolutely no health and safety involved, but it was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone that came down to the shoot, they really helped bring a great vibe and a lot of energy, and I really think that comes across in the video.”
Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Lloyd Roberts & Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe- Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band has been seen on the covers of major music publications such as Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Alternative Press Magazine. They were the recipients of the “Best British Newcomer” at the 2014 Kerrang! Awards and opened for pop-punk kings, Blink-182 at their sold out Brixton Academy show in London. Neck Deep was also chosen as one of Zane Lowe’s (Radio 1) “Future 15 of 2015”.
Their previous full-length, Wishful Thinking, was welcomed with critical acclaim and was #15 on Rock Sound’s Top 40 Album of the Year, #30 on Kerrang! Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of the Year and #23 on Triple J’s Short.Loud.Fast Listeners poll.
I’ve been stuck in the middle pages,
Hung up on a cross that I created,
Built out of the bones that I’ve been breaking.
The sign you said you needed,
Is there but you can’t see it.
You might be down and out but you’re still breathing.
If you write the story, then you’ll find out we’re all stuck on the same page.
Sometimes things will bend you,
But trust me you’ll be fine,
I’ve been moving mountains that I once had to climb.
And life’s not out to get you,
Despite the things you’ve been through,
Because what you give is what you get,
And it doesn’t make sense to make do.
The walls are caving in again,
Happens every now and then,
Always got me feeling like I’m fucked.
Falling in and out of bed,
Sleep so I feel like I’m dead,
Trying to get a grip is kinda rough.
You say life has lost it’s meaning,
And that’s true if you believe it,
But someday you will stand above your demons,
You’re not beneath this.
So pick yourself up,
You can’t change what’s been,
You must go on and learn while you live.
And when you see the signs saying hope is up ahead,
Then you’re right on track for a better end.