Pop-punk band The Second After released their new single “Riptide” along with its music video via Revival Recordings. The relatable track is about getting stuck in your own pattern or trends and feeling like you can’t ever find a solution to a problem.
About “Riptide”, guitarist/vocalist Alfred Williamson stated:
“[The single] is a song about getting stuck in your own pattern or trends. Feeling like you can’t ever find a solution to a problem or desire when in reality, you’re doing the same thing over and over while continuing to fail. Sometimes you just need a wake-up call, and to get knocked out of your comfort zone and try something new.”
The Second After formed out of a group of life-long friends in late 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. The band consists of Michael Greason (vocals), Ryan McDonald (drums), Nolan Shambley (bass), and Alfred Williamson (guitar/vocals). From the beginning, they set their sights on bringing their own unique style to the pop-punk music scene. With deeply intricate and hard-thought melodies and harmonies combined with bouncy and exciting energetic riffs, they are prepared to reignite a passion for a genre that has meant so much to so many.
The new single was produced by Seth Henderson (Real Friends/Knuckle Puck), mixed by Tate Mercer (Saves the Day/Mae), and mastered by Kris Crummett (Mayday Parade/Homesafe). Coming out of their comfort zone, The Second After poured life’s frustrations into “Riptide”.