20 years is a long time. Coral Springs, Florida-based pop/punk band New Found Glory have been out on the road much of the past year celebrating two decades as a band, which is quite an achievement.
On Friday, the band premiered a music video for a song called “20 Years from Now.” The song, which wasn’t included in the band’s solid 2017 album Makes Me Sick, features some nostalgic, first-person lyrics from vocalist Jordan Pundik, while the video is made up of archival live and home video footage of the band over the years.
Said guitarist Chad Gilbert of the song:
“’20 Years From Now’ is a song we wrote and recorded during the “Makes Me Sick” album sessions. We loved the song and felt it stood out in a different way than the rest so instead of squeezing it on the album, we wanted to give it a life of it’s own. If you have seen us on this recent 20 Years Of Pop Punk tour then you got a first listen as it was our intro to the concert. We have learned so many lessons over the 20 years of this band but the underlining meaning of the song is about letting go of worry to feel true freedom. When you reflect on your life you realize how arguments, pride, and the worry of proving yourself never changed or fixed anything. Failure and missteps help refine your character and make you wiser. All you truly need to worry about is waking up each day and to try to be the best version of yourself. We feel very lucky that when we wake up we still get to be in this band. Thank you for that and we hope you enjoy the song.”
It’s a fitting way to cap off their lengthy 20 Years of Pop Punk tour, which found New Found Glory playing full album shows each night. Watch it below: