Taken from their latest album, I Think We’ll Be OK released via through Bearded Punk Records, Leeds-punks, Eat Defeat have shared a new video for the single Running In Place.
Eat Defeat’s front man Andrew Summers talking about the single explains “Running In Place is about struggling with change and just wanting to understand and find your place in the world, metaphorically and literally.
We’re part of this generation that’s been told we can achieve anything and to follow our dreams and do what makes us happy, but when we can’t reach these unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves it can really lessen the things we actually have achieved. So really it’s about coming to terms with that and trying to accept what you’re capable of and be happy with what you have.”
The theme of the track is not the only multi layered aspect. The band, who asked friends and fans to contribute, have created a meaning filled video too. As Summers expounds “The video plays off that in the way that social media has us put forward these ideal versions of ourselves that are probably only barely who we actually are, and TikTok is really the epitome of all of that. It’s people lip-syncing and playing dress up and I’m pretty obsessed with it. I think I was born 20 years too early. Anyway, we thought we’d ask our friends and fans to submit videos to us making fun of me and they nailed it.”
The Running In Place video comes ahead of the band heading out on tour throughout November. Playing alongside them will be The Human Project and Rehasher (side project of Roger Lima of Less Than Jake) the dates are as follows:
Thursday 15 November The Windmill,Ashford / with The Human Project
Thursday 22 November 2018 The Hive, Manchester / with Rehasher
Friday 23 November 2018 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton / with Rehasher
Saturday 24 November 2018 New Cross Inn, London / with Rehasher
Sunday 25 November 2018 Redrum, Stafford / with Rehasher
Tickets, available now,can be purchased via the bands official website – here. The album I Think We’ll Be OK is out now on vinyl, CD and digital download through Bearded Punk Records. Keep informed about Eat Defeat via their official website, Facebook page and Twitter from where they tweet as @EatDefeatUK.