Melodic punk up-and-comers The Jacklights are ramping up to the release of their second EP, Drift, out July 27. Ahead of the release, the trio are premiering the music video for their latest single, “Beach,” exclusively at New Noise.
Drawing inspiration from ’80s and ’90s punk bands with pop sensibilities, the band embrace a punk sound, though they also enjoy flirting with other genres. The second single from the EP, “Beach,” leans a bit more into indie rock than straight punk, though it still packs a punch with The Jacklights’ energetic sound.
Guitarist and vocalist Nilagia McCoy chats more about “Beach” and what specifically shaped the song and its lyrical content.
“The lyrics were very loosely inspired by a conversation I had with my grandmother years ago, about how she and my grandfather briefly lived in California when they were younger,” McCoy says. “It’s written from the perspective of a fictional older couple looking back on their youth fondly, but with some wistfulness too. It’s bittersweet—it’s sort of about how summers are all too short, and we only have so many summers in our lives.”
The video was produced by Treebeard Media and follows that same theme visually, featuring a mix of footage and live shots of McCoy at the beach boasting a vintage aesthetic.
You can preorder Drift here. Check out the music video for “Beach” below: