Powerhouse indie rock duo Child Seat has just released their latest single, “The Punchline”, an exploration on expectations and coming of age.
“The Punchline” has a certain melancholic feel to it, as the band delves into an honest conversation with themselves; the candid lyrics touch on feeling left behind in life, along with the insecurities and frustrations that come with reaching different milestones. The song is raw and painfully open, as it makes the listener question their place in life, and even their own self worth. It’s a very relatable release for those who feel disappointed in their reality, or anyone still trying to find themselves.
The blend of 80’s synths and moody 2000’s indie rock is haunting; there’s an underlying feeling of sadness, despite the joyful beat. The intro feels bright, in contrast with the soulful vocals, with an almost jarring, metallic sound when we reach the bridge. As the listener starts paying close attention, “The Punchline” invokes an unsettling atmosphere, like being in the middle of a cheering crowd, but with deep sorrow within.
“The Punchline” is now available on all streaming platforms.