Aug. 2 — Independent punk band Poor Me released its latest single over the weekend.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Lovestruck‘ Sunday. The single is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Stalemate, which is scheduled for release Sept. 1. The song is the album’s second single, behind the record’s lead single, ‘Heartsick.’
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Lovestruck’ shows clear punk influence throughout is nearly four minute run time. At the same time, a close listen also reveals some rock influence in the composition, too. That is evidenced in the instrumentation in full and the vocals.
No direct information is provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the song’s premiere. The song’s lyrics however, come across as being relatively contemplative.
Comments from the band in a prepared statement about the song might help to decipher the lyrics.
“Johnny Bender will never hear this song, and that distresses me every time I think about ‘Lovestruck,” he said. “He passed in July 2018, and the conflict that surrounded him in his final months punctuated an inversely colored lifetime of celebrating a music culture he had a stake in building. The band met Johnny in 2011 during a local billing in Denver, and though the details are fuzzy now, Johnny left with a copy of our demo that would become Readymade. We didn’t make much of the interaction at the time, but Johnny reached out a short time later, saying something to the effect of ‘get this professionally tracked, there’s something unpolished here,’ and he asked we keep in touch.
The statement continued, “Even the slightest encouragement can swell into something palpable, resulting in formative moments that were never intended. I think that is an amazing possibility for our relationships, something Johnny enacted as much as he preached it. We stayed in touch, and I was regularly inspired by Johnny’s ambition, effort, and vision to uplift artists through the For the Love of Punk brand. But Johnny was also conflicted toward the end of his life, creating a striking contrast in how his friends sometimes remember him. There was momentum in everything he did.
Lovestruck is about that momentum,” the statement concludes. “It is about where our choices weigh heaviest, and how others come to remember the journey that leaves a lasting imprint. Johnny knew this, and whenever he considered this truth, he weighed in with a ton of heart. Thanks for listening.”
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