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Strike Twelve Goes After ‘Smart Phones, Stupid People’ In New Single, Video

April 24 — Smart phones make humans anything but smart.

That is the message of Strike Twelve’s new, smartly titled and written single, ‘Smart Phones, Stupid People.’ The song and its simple yet deep video are the first preview from the band’s forthcoming album, Last Band Standing. The album is scheduled for release June 30 through Thousand Islands Records.

The message presented in the band’s new single is anything but new, as acts from across the musical universe have tackled the topic. The thing is that it still is a message that sadly needs to be presented. One of the most interesting aspects of the message is the note in the lyrics that while people’s growing dependence on their phones started prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has only gotten worse since then, with people increasingly planting their faces on their phones and really doing things increasingly through social media, etc. for their own selfish purposes. That in itself really is the starting point for a much deeper discussion that needs to take place at every level. The isolation brought on by the pandemic caused people to rely increasingly on that attention from others through outlets such as Tik Tok, Facebook and Instagram, most of which people accessed through their phones.

Front man and bassist Joey T. talked about the commentary in the song’s lyrics during a recent interview.

“I got the inspiration for this song while sitting on the couch with several other people in the room, all of us separately staring in silence at our respective phones,” he said. “‘Smart Phones, Stupid People’ takes a look at the challenges we face with our ever-growing dependence on technology and reminds us that there is a real world with real people right in front of us. And, of course, we shot the whole video on our smart phones…”

The video that accompanies the song, whose pop punk musical arrangement is instantly catchy, does so well to illustrate the message that the lyrics deliver. It uses imagery, such as Joey T. paying more attention to his phone than his kids in various situations, another of the band members doing a live feed, getting himself drunk just for people’s reaction, and even spending more time recording a wrestling event than actually enjoying the match.

More information on Strike Twelve’s new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: