metal + hardcore
pop punk + alt-rock
indie spins


Knuckle Puck Gets Emotional On “Losing What We Love”

Knuckle Puck 2023
[Photo via Facebook]

It’s hard to say goodbye to the past and focus on the future. Whether this means letting go of a toxic relationship or moving on from what’s comfortable, change can be scary. However, this fear makes us realize that a situation is worth changing. Knuckle Puck is tackling these complex emotions head-on with their new single, “Losing What We Love.” The title track introduces fans to the sonic experience fans will have on their forthcoming LP, which drops October 20 via Pure Noise Records.

Done with sugarcoating life’s highs and inevitable lows, the pop-punk band taps into an honest new layer of their lyrics and sound. Opening with a reflective vocal performance and a single electric guitar, “Losing What We Love” crescendos into a high-tempered dialogue about accepting that change is inevitable. Things can’t stay the same forever, and while it may sound hopeless, there is beauty in this personal evolution. 

“’Losing What We Love’ (the song) sways between clinging on to what was and letting go completely,” the band shares. “If you choose your company wisely, you can allow yourself to give away all you have to offer without hesitation or fear.” 

Fans of Knuckle Puck can always expect a glass-half-full approach to their lyricism. Even when the going gets tough, songs like “Disdain” promise that love and fulfillment are coming. However, in a statement, the band explains that taking off this varnish of optimism was freeing during the creative process of their upcoming record. 

Read more: Taking Back Sunday Reignite Their Magic On “Amphetamine Smiles”

“For a long time, we felt a responsibility to have this overwhelming hopefulness to our lyrics,” guitarist Nick Cassasanto explains. “This time around, we started writing more honestly with less intent to sound cool or hopeful. It feels like we’re in a bit of a losing battle with the state of the world, but in the past we’d say, ‘Oh, but it’s all OK!’ Now we’re saying, ‘No, we should be panicking.’ This record feels like more of an expression than a motivational speech.”

Knuckle Puck fans dying to see the band perform this fall are in luck. The band is hitting the road with their longtime pals and fellow Chicago natives,  Real Friends, as well as One Step Closer and Arm’s Length. With the tour kicking off November 9 in Cleveland, OH, it is a safe bet to assume that Knuckle Puck will play a few new songs from their fourth full-length. Plus, the band will be making an appearance at this year’s When We Were Young Festival. Grab your tickets for their upcoming tour dates here

Tour Dates:

  • Nov. 9—Cleveland, OH @ Roxy
  • Nov. 10—Detroit, MI @ St Andrews
  • Nov. 11—Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 14—Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
  • Nov. 15—Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
  • Nov. 16—Witchita, KS @ The Wave
  • Nov. 17—Denver, CO @ Summit
  • Nov. 19—Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise
  • Nov. 20—Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane
  • Nov. 21—Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
  • Nov. 24—Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
  • Nov. 25—Riverside, CA @ Riversice Municapal
  • Nov. 26—Los Angeles, CA @ Regent
  • Nov. 27—Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto
  • Nov. 29—Dallas, TX @ Studio
  • Nov. 30—Houston, TX @ White Oak
  • Dec. 2—West Palm Beach, FL @ Revolution
  • Dec. 3—Orlando, FL @ Level 13
  • Dec. 4—Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • Dec. 5—Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln
  • Dec. 7—Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
  • Dec. 8—Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
  • Dec. 9—New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • Dec. 10—Boston, MA @ BNL
  • Dec. 12—Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
  • Dec. 13—Toronto, ON @ Opera
  • Dec. 14—Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
  • Dec. 15—Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
We utilize cookie technology to collect data regarding the number of visits a person has made to our site. This data is stored in aggregate form and is in no way singled out in an individual file. This information allows us to know what pages/sites are of interest to our users and what pages/sites may be of less interest. See more