Portland, Oregon-based pop-punk band Smoochknob are releasing a video for the first single off their forthcoming full-length, Drive By High Five, set for release March 19, 2013 on DRD Records. Featuring a growth in songwriting and a more pop leaning, the band still has bite and doesn’t let go of their hard-hitting, feral sound. Instead, choosing to focus on stronger pop hooks with a wider pop span.
Written by Smoochknob front man/drummer, Donnie Rife, the song was conceived when Rife’s wife was eight months pregnant with their first child, who is now four years old. Shelved due to it not fitting on any Smoochknob albums, the song was revisited when the band began working on Drive By High Five, when the band decided early on that their new album wouldn’t stick to their normal formula or any guidelines.