Morning Trips are on the move again with their latest single and video We Have No Time (For Now) — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Proving again that the restless Florida foursome will not be confined to a genre, We Have No Time (For Now) finds the ground shifting their sound once again, beckoning you to the dance floor with an electro-pop vibe totally opposite to the dark industrial metal of their previous effort Assault.
“We are a guitar band at heart, but in our minds, we’re redefining what it means to make guitar-driven music in 2021 when the modern world is so hyper and phonetical,” they explain. “We feel we are making music that really puts a stamp on the times, and that sounds like what we think of when we hear ‘The 2020s’.”
With many groups and artists forced into stagnation by the pandemic, Morning Trips utilized their time off the stage to recreate their sound, chronicling their evolution over a series of singles. “Being isolated and getting into the post-COVID years, we found ourselves observing and yearning for moments and times lost to a year of isolation,” they say. “Remarking on how friendships drift and develop in new ways due to the distance and quite frankly, time.”
Calling on producer Jeremy SH Griffith to finalize the self-produced sonics of We Have No Time (For Now), the band are laying the groundwork for future visual and sonic expressions. “This was a song we felt we really took a step forward, visually tying together a bit of everything we had done before — but also serving as a launching pad for our next visual moves,” they reflect, adding that they take a huge interest in concepts like surrealism and dadaism. “Visually, we incorporated elements from those art movements into the artwork.”
The group’s love affair with the pop-punk era of the late 2000s shines brightly on the overall embodiment of their work. And while they themselves don’t necessarily seek out to become the next emo-pop-era group, they’re aware their influence is markable on their soundscape. “We don’t intentionally create with the theme or spirit of nostalgia,” the group muse. “But this song was very nostalgic to our youth and helped us find ourselves in a lot of ways. When you’re a kid, your thoughts and feelings are very raw and earnest, and finding that again as an adult when creating was important.”
And in true Morning Trips fashion, the band cannot deliver a record without a visual punch to amp up the excitement. We Have No Time (For Now) boasts an accompanying video that highlights the spirit of the song and the energy of the band. “The music video, we did in house, literally,” they explain. “We put quite a bit of silver wrapping paper on the walls and wanted a very timeless, chrome look. The idea is we were a band traveling through time and playing on the nostalgia act vibe but wanted to look completely timeless and fresh and the chrome served that purpose well. It was tons of fun setting it up with all our friends and making the idea come to life.”