Denver-based, five-piece punk rock outfit Years Down are sharing the new video for their track, “Famous,” premiering exclusively at New Noise.

The band—consisting of drummer Ben Gonzalez, guitarists Dylan Beresford and John Nicholas, vocalist Griffin Mather, and bassist Sterling Swanson—used the past 18 months of pandemic turmoil to hone their craft, drawing on influences like Green Day, The Offspring, and blink-182, along with a wide range of genres, to create their explosive sound.

The band aim to create direct, in-your-face, energetic punk music, throwing back to the good ol’ days while also looking firmly toward the future and building a sound that is uniquely their own.

“Famous” is their new single, though the band are also currently working on a new EP to continue to build their discography and sound.

The band chat more about “Famous” and themes behind it: “On its face, the track seems pretty self-explanatory, if you were to go by the chorus alone, it feels like it’s exclusively written about desperately desiring to be famous. However, when you dig a little deeper into the verses, it’s clearly about more than just craving fame. There’s elements of discomfort and distaste with the traditional life that everyone is expected to follow, self-doubt, as well as a hunger to prove myself to those around me. I’ve always struggled with having confidence in my writing and singing and a lot of those emotions are on display in this song.”

Watch the video for “Famous” here:

For more from Years Down, find them on Facebook, Instagram, and their official website.

Photo courtesy of Years Down 

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