Long Island-based pop-rock band MAKESHIFT released the music video for their single “What’s Left of Me”. The track, which is on their new EP ‘Remember The Feeling’, is about the feeling you get when you look back on your life and realize how much around you has changed.
About the single, vocalist Dan Burke stated:
“It’s about the times when life feels like it’s moving too fast and everything is changing. This song was written to portray the cycle of life, the feeling when you look back on everything you’ve done, and wondering if you should stay on the path you’re on. Some days you wake up and can’t recognize the person you see in the mirror because of how much things have changed.”
About the video, he continued:
“Pursuing a career in music is something that everyone tells you to give up on every minute of everyday, and oftentimes you find yourself looking back to your youth and wondering if you made the right decision. We tried to represent this at the end of the video by showing actual pictures of the band when we were younger while the song asks if this is right and expresses how unsure this passion leaves us at times.”
The new track is a punk/alt-rock blend of seismic chord progressions, brawny vocals, and driving melodies. In the video, the band projects different clips of nature along with clips of family members. These represent the peace of mind that we all strive for at times and a time when we lived life without a care in the world. Moving through life as you get older can be very rewarding when you realize how much you’ve accomplished, but it also makes you wonder what else is out there.
The band creates music that’s both fun and powerful with elements that come together to be reminiscent of what we see in today’s pop-rock genre while managing to be a breath of fresh air to the genre as a whole. They have been featured in many different publications including Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, and The Noise. Since their resurgence in 2018, they have been on multiple headlining and co-headlining tours throughout the Midwest and East Coast and have shared the stage with the likes of Boston Manor, The Movielife, and Iron Chic.