Rock music has found perfection a few times over. There are enough versions of perfect sounds, crafted in just the right manner for modern audiences to listen in awe and young artists to want to gift the world something equally as alluring.
It’s no mean feat either, and rock musicians didn’t arrive at this state of grace by coincidence. Any scholar of rock history will tell you that there is plenty of garbage that you need to sort through in order to reach something worthwhile. Rock’s many permeations and its continued metamorphosis are what have allowed these remarkable forms of music to exist.
The Confusions have witnessed this excellence of human expression and were ready to carve it apart and reassemble it into their language in 1664. The tune is really a complex strategy that aims to marry punk, 60s rock, and even modern indie. All of these forms achieved an incredible sort of tightrope balance. Now, it’s The Confusions’ turn to dare to reach something of similar effortless beauty.
“1664” is 2 minutes and 20 seconds of rough but happy pop-punk-indie. “We wrote the idea of the song on just an acoustic guitar but the song transformed to a pop-punk anthem in the studio. Lyric is about growing up together with a friend and then drifting apart, with new ideals and directions in life.”
Video by Mike Fratello Cameras by Liza, Elise, Elinor and Roger. Lights and extras by Charlie. Out on iMassproduktion, A&R Mats Hammerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mastered by Daniel Mikaelsson at Nevo Mastering
1664 (lyrics) I heard you singing all those songs when you were younger you sang it with freedom in your heart We were kids and we took care of one another then something fell apart
You got angry with the world and all the others it was always someone else’s fault You found a new direction like your father you found a brand new start
Don’t step into the reservoir Don’t walk that way Don’t step into the reservoir You got to walk away Away, away, away, away
You started searching for your answers where only the bitter people walk Swinging and complaining at your friends friendships fell apart
And everybody’s trying to be nice while strangers feeding you with lies We saw you turn into some kind of monster we saw you fall apart
Don’t step into the reservoir Don’t walk that way Don’t step into the reservoir You got to walk away Away, away, away, away Don’t step into the reservoir Don’t walk that way Don’t step into the reservoir You got to walk away Away, away, away, away