Morning Trips bring the noise in their aggressive new single Assault — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Brash, unapologetic and loud, the Florida pop-rockers’ latest pulls no punches in its assessment of life as a young person in America in 2021. With Assault, Morning Trips waste zero time expressing their feelings on subjects heavy on their heart since their formation in 2017.
Deftly demonstrating the band’s dynamic range, Assault follows the single My Parade, a churning, dreamy, whirlwind of a pop song complete with operatic and shoegaze influences. They worked with producer and engineer Jeremey SH Griffith to conceptualize chilling visuals that serve as reminders for how quickly unjust policies discriminate against everyday people. The blend of comforting yet pulsating feelings ripple and resonate further with each riff; Morning Trips aim to be for all collections of people as they morph through soundscapes with their diverse approach to creating.
“We want to create a world with the same mentality of how we want to exist in the real world,” songwriter and band founder Brady Lynch shares. “We want to create open, progressive, and diverse music for people from all walks of life to find something of solace in.”
So far, their discography walks the talk; each track indeed serves as its own singular, stand-out ingredient, while landing as decidedly cohesive and complementary alongside counterparts in the stewpot. From dreamy R&B to electronic-influenced punk to bubbly synth-pop, 2020 singles Follow the Blind, Saudade and Di / Hi followed earlier 2019 offerings of Baby, Disobedience and 2018’s debut Blue.
“I was initially inspired by an almost naive approach to writing music on a laptop, if I’m honest,” Lynch recalls, citing early iterations created with an impaired Macbook Pro and Ableton Live. “I started producing demos intended for a ‘traditional’ band sound in hopes to find members to round out a lineup.” It worked; soon he was joined by Logan Clinkingbeard, James Amos and Noah Townsend. “Turns out, those early laptop demos eventually paved the way to become the first Morning Trips tunes.”