Psychological well being struggles, dwelling life as an ‘overly-caffeinated 20-something,’ and a number of rising up went into the making of Proper On, Child’s debut album, and the band discusses it on this EXCLUSIVE track-by-track overview.
Boasting sufficient vitality to energy all of the lights in Tinsel City and extra heartfelt strains than a well-practiced Oscars awards speech, Right On, Kid bursts on the scene with their debut album, Life Is A Film (through Manic Kat Data.) Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Proper On, Child — Zach Rose (Lead Vocals), Nick Encinias (Guitar/Vocals), RJ Butler (Lead Guitar), Matt Jaramillo (Bass), and Eli Shinn (Drums) – delivers eleven songs of sincere punk goodness over the course of thirty minutes. From begin to end, Life Is A Film is a surging, head-bopping expertise, with electrical manufacturing coupled with infectious rhythm. Nonetheless, because the band shares with HollywoodLife, Life Is A Film touches on some severe subject material.
“The entire level of this album being titled Life Is A Film relies round my experiences with dissociation and adverse projection,” Zach Rose shares with HollywoodLife. Themes of disassociation and psychological well being struggles are woven all through Life Is A Film, from the album opener to trendy punk ballad “Head Sick” to the emo-fueled “Expressionless.” Life Is A Film additionally covers the ache of drifting aside (“Keep Shut,” “9/22”), coping together with your emotions (“No Fireworks”), and the challenges of rising up as an “overly caffeinated, 20-something-year-old” in 2021 (“Blame It On Luck”).
Luck might need had a hand within the band’s latest success, however a number of exhausting work has gotten Proper On, Child the place they’re at this time. The group has toured with bands like The Ataris and Senses Fail (and just lately opened for the Foo Fighters.) Their two EPs – Eternally Lacking Out and When Phrases are Sufficient – constructed a buzz for the group, with the latter hitting Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Chart. Life Is A Film has continued that pattern, reaching No. #8 on the Various New Artist Albums Chart
With Life Is A Film, issues may end up all proper for Proper On, Child. However, because the album exhibits, not each Hollywood ending is a cheerful one. The glitz and glamour don’t linger lengthy as soon as the movie ends. “Oftentimes, we overlook that the grass is not all the time greener on the opposite facet,” Zach says when discussing “No Fireworks.” It’s a theme that closes out the album on “Chilly Night time, Clean Stares,” a track concerning the highs and lows that include success – and the way positivity can flip poisonous. On this EXCLUSIVE track-by-track overview, Zach shares particulars into what went into Life Is A Film and the way this album helped him understand that “there is no such thing as a actual [one] technique to undergo life.”
This quick intro monitor units the temper for the album. It talks about how it may be extraordinarily simple to get inside your individual head and expertise intrusive ideas with out even understanding what sort of injury is being executed. The entire level of this album being titled Life is a Film relies round my (Zach) experiences with dissociation and adverse projection. This track finally factors out that being introspective and permitting your self to speak about how you’re feeling is the one technique to get higher.
“Keep Shut” was written about how exhausting it may be to take care of friendships that develop aside as each individuals develop up. Everyone seems to be off doing their very own factor, and it’s actually cool to see your folks progress by way of life. Nonetheless, it may be exhausting when life turns into a contest, and people round you begin to give your success their very own definition. Everyone seems to be completely different. There isn’t a actual technique to undergo life.
I (Zach) wrote the lyrics this track about how divided psychological well being consciousness has develop into prior to now 5 years, particularly with sure organizations praying on the concept of “hope” relatively than assist. Despair, nervousness, and PTSD are illnesses that ought to be handled professionally and equitably, individuals can’t proceed to rely on hope.
“Indigo” was particularly written about dissociation. The phrase “daydream” on this track shouldn’t be outlined actually. It represents the sensation of watching your self do issues when you find yourself dissociating. This sense is completely new to me and is one thing that I’m engaged on studying to deal with extra successfully. This track was one of many ways in which helped me rationalize my emotions.
We’ve got by no means written a track fairly like this one earlier than. It’s groovy, enjoyable, but in addition form of darkish. The lyrics for “Expressionless” are concerning the alternative ways individuals deal with stress and the completely different stigmas that encompass stress itself. Lots of the time, as an alternative of coping with stress, individuals will use coping mechanisms. However this track is about how typically these coping mechanisms are all you’ve gotten, and that’s okay.
We truly had the lyrics for the interlude executed earlier than some other track on the album. It’s a transition within the album from songs about inner feelings to how these feelings will be projected onto others both positively or not.
“Blame It On Luck”
“Blame it on Luck” has a really tongue-in-cheek really feel to it. I (Zach) have all the time needed to put in writing a track about being an excessively caffeinated, 20-something-year-old and feeling like it’s best to need to blame every bit of success on luck. Sadly, individuals don’t know tips on how to give themselves sufficient credit score, and this track factors that out.
“9/22” is about misplaced connections with individuals you’re feeling like could possibly be one thing extraordinarily particular in your life. I believe typically it’s simpler to view life as a timeline and disrespect the individuals you met in faculty or by way of a job you had in Excessive Faculty. However typically, these individuals both keep related to you indirectly or make a return and are extremely influential. It’s essential to take these second probabilities to reconnect since you by no means know what might occur.
“Come Again into View”
We all the time have one cute/unhappy acoustic track on our releases. These songs are all the time enjoyable to put in writing as a result of they permit us to step out of our consolation zone and actually concentrate on singing that’s better than the sum of its components.
“No Fireworks” will be outlined simply by its title. This track is about projecting inside ideas onto these round you and slowly breaking these connections over time. Oftentimes, we overlook that the grass shouldn’t be all the time greener on the opposite facet and proceed to place a pressure on significant relationships selfishly.
“Chilly Nights, Clean Stares”
Finally, this track is concerning the struggles that include being in a touring band. Being 1000’s of miles from dwelling, struggling to earn money, and having to place a pressure on dwelling life will be extraordinarily tough. We’ve been advised that we must always be thankful for what we get to expertise, however typically that perspective will be dangerous. We would like our musician buddies to know that it’s fully okay to really feel burnt out, misplaced, and unmotivated. Being in a band is difficult, however try to be pleased with the work that you simply put in, it doesn’t matter what the end result is.
Proper On, Child’s Life Is A Film is out now. For details about the band, click on here.