Auckland, New Zealand natives, Openside, have shared the music video for their new single “No Going Back”. The track is the first single off their upcoming EP, which will be out later this year.
“We wanted [the song] to feel both mournful and triumphant, the way that you do when you’re closing one chapter of your life and starting another, so we were inspired by lots of epic 80s and 90s power ballads,” lead singer Possum said.
“We spoke with video director Shae Sterling about creating a visual story that expressed the song’s main theme but twisted it into a tale of being haunted by the memories of that past relationship,” they continued. “The video is a nod to suburban teen films like Donnie Darko and Heathers and features the deer mask from Goodnight Nurse’s ‘Keep Me On Your Side’ album art, which was a super influential album for all of us in our pop-punk youth.”
Openside presents: ‘No Going Back’ Directed by Shae Sterling Styled by Sammy Salsa Special thanks to NZ On Air Lyrics: There’s no going back now I let the phone ring out It’s been six months now Nothing to talk about I’ve tried to block it up I’ve tried to tear