Midwest pop-punk quartet As Time Fades has just dropped the first single off of their upcoming sophomore EP, Trust Fall. The track, “Marionette,” is a slice of up-tempo modern pop-punk, complete with grinding riffs, introspective lyrics and a chorus perfect for outdoor summer crowd surfing.
Lyrically the song deals with relationship struggles. “This song is about someone who’s in a relationship with a manipulative person and ends things with them after realising the harm they’ve caused in their life,” explains vocalist/guitarist Dan Dunlap.
Along with the track, As Time Fades has also dropped a music video directed by Vince Lundi. The video features muppet-esque puppet versions of the band members.
As Time Fades is built on catchy lyrics and hooky guitar patterns, all tied together with punchy bass and drums. The band released two singles, “Summer for Months” (2016) and “Blessing and a Curse” (2017) while polishing their sound before coming into their own with the release of their debut EP, Growing Season (2018). The EP is a mosaic of lost love, anger at injustice, expressions of love, feeling like a burden, and finding one’s self worth. The band followed up their debut EP with an energetic single titled “This Isn’t What I Paid For” (2018), which explores the strained relationship of friends who are growing apart as they mature.
During this “off-season”, the band have matured in their approach to songwriting and illustrating a story through their lyrical content. This newfound growth will be on full display in their sophomore EP, Trust Fall, set for release on July 16th. The EP is full of soaring choruses, driving riffs, and introspective lyrics. It’s time for the band to take a trust fall as they continue the work to establish themselves in the strong scene of DIY pop punk and emo music.
The new EP Trust Fall was a collaborative effort with tracking by Scooter Fort (Rewire Recording Studios), mixing & mastering by Seb Barlow (Neck Deep), and artwork by Alduane Maño.