It’s been awhile, but I’m thrilled to share the new video from Boston-based indie garage-pop band Parks for their new track “Fools.” Frontman Brian E. King has had a pretty shitty year, here’s what King has to say about his roller coaster year:
“All the delays and the record taking so long to come together gave me the opportunity to explore more abstract and vibe-y sounds to push the songs beyond catchy melodies and average lyrics,” says King. “The songs are deceptive since they never stay on the same path for too long. There are lots of twists and turns….Making this album coincides with the worst time in my life. My mom died. The band lineup was in flux. My girlfriend, also my bandmate and best friend, and I broke up. I got diagnosed with stage-zero stomach cancer. It was a complete roller coaster,” says King, before adding with a laugh, “But I couldn’t be happier with this record.”
Thrilled to see this band in a better place, and thrilled to see them pushing out new music. Give “Fools” a listen, give Parks a listen, and let us know what you think.
Says King of the track: “The song is about leaving behind the seemingly endless obstacles in life — whether they’re personal, romantic, or even creative ones. But also leaving behind negative people and not-so-great friends, too. I’ve felt a lot of loss in my life, and the concept of running out of time is terrifying, so hopefully, this is a little anthem for everyone dealing with the bullshit of everyday life and feeling trapped.”