September 9, 2017
Once in a blue moon you get to hear a track and then see the music video for it which fits so well with the lyrics that the message of the song becomes crystal clear to you or opens from a new, deeper angle. This is exactly how you feel watching The Front Bottoms’s soulful clip for their new song, ‘Vacation Town.’ Be sure to give it a look and listen below.
From the very first seconds of the video, your attention is fastened to the two selves of one man, tied back to back as if they were Siamese twins. These are the current and the younger selves of the character, who observes himself now, from the “adult” perspective, wishing he could be as energetic and full of hope as he used to be. The recurring lines
I miss the hours in the morning
And you in the morning hours
…are as melancholic as they are full of inner balance, even though the author seems not content with his current self and misses “the way things used to be” (including “walking naked through the backyard”, haha!).
While AltPress believes that the song is about “feeling the pressure of growing up”, I’d rather say it’s about rejecting the rut as you get older and yearning for the times when you were full of life, hope and belief in the many paths the future opens for you. What is your interpretation of ‘Vacation Town’, its lyrics and music video? Tell us in the comments underneath.
The song is taken from The Front Bottoms’ upcoming album, Going Grey, due out October 13. The band’s last album, Back On Top, came out in 2015. Last month the band premiered the first single from their new record, the song titled ‘Raining’.
This October New Jersey musicians are hitting the road for a fall tour to present their new songs live. See the list of cities and venues below.
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The Front Bottoms Fall 2017 Tour Dates:
10/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/20 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Riverworks
10/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/25 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/28 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/31 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/3 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/4 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
11/6 – San Francisco @ The Regency Ballroom
11/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/10 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/14 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/16 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/24 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5