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New Found Glory have debuted a nostalgic new track, “20 Years From Now,” a pop-punk masterpiece that reflects on some of the band’s best moments.
The video features footage from the past 20 years, including some pretty epic throwback footage that proves their shows have always been the best time.
“’20 Years From Now’ is a song we wrote and recorded during the Makes Me Sick album sessions,” guitarist Chad Gilbert says on the track. ”We loved the song and felt it stood out in a different way than the rest so instead of squeezing it on the album, we wanted to give it a life of it’s own.
“If you have seen us on this recent 20 Years Of Pop Punk tour then you got a first listen as it was our intro to the concert. We have learned so many lessons over the 20 years of this band but the underlining meaning of the song is about letting go of worry to feel true freedom.
“When you reflect on your life you realize how arguments, pride, and the worry of proving yourself never changed or fixed anything. Failure and missteps help refine your character and make you wiser. All you truly need to worry about is waking up each day and to try to be the best version of yourself. We feel very lucky that when we wake up we still get to be in this band. Thank you for that and we hope you enjoy the song.”
Give the track a listen below:
The band released Makes Me Sick April 28 of this year and are currently wrapping up the fall leg of their “20 Years of Pop Punk” tour. Check out the remaining cities and dates below!
Dec 1 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – New Orleans
Dec 2 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Dec 3 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
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