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Pop Punkers reveal another video – MVM worries we might run out of puns on their name

Highlives have unveiled the video for their latest single, Wake Me Up. Vocalist Liam Edwards describes the lyrics as being “loosely based around the process of a hangover, apathy, and other things associated with being young, it’s intended to be a fun, energetic song for people to relate to.” With the band proudly declaring it as “one of our best tracks… heavier sounding than anything we have done before, but a lot tighter and catchier.”

Wake Up Me Up is taken from their recently released ‘Misguided Youth’ EP, available for free at www.highlives.bandcamp.com. With lyrics tackling the burden of choice we can feel in life, Edwards elaborates: “We’re often misguided through our younger years, and our lyrics reflect on that a lot, focussing on how it feels to see younger people go through the same situations, and having to make the same life choices that you once had to. It’s easy to become lost amongst the various situations that are thrown at you in life, and the decisions that you’re forced to make.”

This contrast between both the hopefullness and challenges of youth greatly informHighlives’ music, their effervescent pop punk shot through with melancholy, most evident in Edwards’ sombre vocals; “I think that when you’re young, with so much information being shoved down your throat – information that is constantly being contradicted from person to person –  it’s very easy to make bad decisions, and for the lines between wrong and right to become blurred,” says the frontman, “Fortunately for us, our passion for music and performing together gives us an escape from those challenges.”

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