We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Homebound’s lyric video for their song “Sonder” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming The Mould You Build Yourself Around EP, which is scheduled to be released on February 10th through Rude Records. You can pre-order the EP here.

The band comments on the new song:

“I came across a book written by an author who coined terms that aim to fill a hole in the English language, giving a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. One of those was ‘Sonder’ which was described as ‘n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own – populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness.’ This really resonated with me and helped me to see that we as individuals get so caught up in our own lives, we often forget that there are others sharing the same experiences. I think ‘Sonder’ will come as a surprise to some people and maybe prove we’re not just a one trick pony. In the context of the EP, it really helps to break it up sonically; hopefully people really dig it.”

Recently announced as support to Four Year Strong, the quartet, completed by guitarists Tom Mellon and Chris Wheatley and Joe Aspell-Beaumont on bass duties, are keen to stand out against the current crop of pop punk bands similarly trying to make their mark: “There are a lot of bands doing the same thing these days and as it’s become more and more oversaturated, I find myself less and less inspired by it. I think every song on this EP offers something different. We’ll always appeal to the mainstay of pop punk fans but I’d like to think we’re so much more than that and hopefully people will see that with this release.” And what can we expect of TMYBYA? Boughton reveals “it’s a more mature sound; definitely darker in areas. It’s a lot closer to where we want to be as a band musically.”

Recorded once again with Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, As It Is, WSTR), the band recall: “He was the obvious choice for us. We both work in a similar way and he knows exactly what kind of band we want be, which really helped us to get the best out of these songs. His production on this EP is his best to date and we couldn’t be more stoked on the outcome.” Well-crafted throughout with bouncing melodies, driving drums, intricate guitar work and gritty lyrics, Homebound manage to deliver maturity, diversity and depth, whilst still retaining the fun that pop punk is known for. Boughton concludes: “I think I speak on behalf of each of us when I say that the rest of the boys are some of the hardest working and driven people we know. Without sounding too cliché, there’s so much more to come from this band and we feel TMYBYA is just the start of it.”

Homebound supporting Four Year Strong:
14th Feb: The Fleece, Bristol
15th Feb: Academy 2, Manchester
16th Feb: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
17th Feb: Koko, London

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