April 14 — Punk rock band Chief State premiered its latest single this week.
The band debuted its new single, ‘Burning Out‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Waiting For Your Colours, which is scheduled for release July 1 through Mutant League Records. Pre-orders and pre-saves are open. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Team Wiped‘ and its video last month.
The musical arrangement is a composition that surf and skate punk fans alike will appreciate what with the vocal harmonies in the half screamed-half sung vocals and the rich bass line and drums against the layered guitars. The collective is comparable to works from so many bands of its ilk.
Front man Fraser Simpson talked at length about the song’s deeply contemplative lyrical theme.
“I’ve been very introspective over the past year,” Simpson said. “I’ve asked myself a lot of questions about where I am and what I’m doing with my life. This song came about when I didn’t like the answers I was able to give myself. Approaching 30 with no real direction, no one really teaches you how you should live your life. It seems all we know is to compare ourselves with others and their achievements and comparing myself with others I felt disappointed and disheartened.”
Simpson continued, “Words flew out onto the page and resonated with me in those moments. I wrote the lines “I’m finding out that it’s only getting harder. I find it tough ‘cos my body’s getting older, I thought by now there’d be something I’d be proud of” and the rest of the song just developed from there. I’m trying to be positive with my mindset these days. I try to take the time to appreciate what I do have and not focus on what I don’t.”
He concluded, “I think most of us search for some kind of meaning, some affirmation that we’re doing ok. Really we just need to enjoy the ride, appreciate the small joys we win and strive for more of those happy feelings whatever they might be for each of us.”
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