We are happy to share the video for ‘Sweetie,’ the latest single by Nashville punk rock outfit Borderline Natives. The song is the latest to be taken off the band’s recently released album 'An Endless Struggle for the Proper State of Mind,' out now on Manic Kat Records.
“This song was conceptualized in 2016 back in my hometown of Hartland, Michigan, the riff I wrote on a cold December night in my parents garage. That’s all it took,” says vocalist/guitarist Kevin Barry. “It made its way through a few bands but I always knew that song was something special. It would take a talented band to bring the song to what it was destined to be. We shot the video in my backyard – we are really proud of it as it was also our first video to have a story that intertwines with the lyrical content of the song.”
Displaying a throwback punk sounds that nods to Authority Zero, Face to Face and Dude Ranch era blink-182, Borderline Natives balance a punk-rock rooted sound with injections of alternative rock taken from both their more present day contemporaries, as well as the 00's incarnation of the genre.
Since the release of 2019's debut single "Two Rivers", Borderline Natives have developed an honest, heart-on-sleeve and frank brand of punk rock. Giving a voice to those who felt like they never belonged, the new LP brings together a cathartic and engaging collection of punk rock anthems.
'An Endless Struggle for the Proper State of Mind' is out now on Manic Kat Records.