Real Sickies – Destinations (Official Video)

 

The Real Sickies, a band known for their infectious energy and punk rock ethos, have released a new video for their song “Destinations,” presented by Sea Change Brewing and Half Stack Studios. The video, edited by Blair Drover with graphics by Pete Nguyen, is a testament to the band’s commitment to their craft and their fans.

The song “Destinations” is a poignant exploration of life’s journey and the constant flux of expectations and destinations. The lyrics, penned by Ben Crossman, Alex Mckie, Chris Workun, Andrew Coady, and Ryley Conroy, are introspective and relatable, touching on themes of self-doubt, self-abuse, and the struggle to find one’s place in the world. The refrain “Destinations, it’s all just a point of view / Destinations, there’s no point of you” encapsulates the song’s central message of questioning one’s path and purpose.

Musically, “Destinations” is a testament to the Real Sickies’ signature sound, which has been described as a blend of old-school rock in the vein of Teenage Head and the Ramones. The band’s sound is versatile, with the speed of punk and plenty of feeling expressed in the bop and do-wop pop influences. The song’s melody is catchy and the rhythm is driving, making it a track that is likely to resonate with fans of the band and newcomers alike. 

The video is a live-of-the-floor style video. The camera crew, consisting of Matt Foster, Mohammed Ali, Owen Armstrong, and Graham Stratch, have done an excellent job capturing the energy of the band. The editing and graphics add a layer of visual interest that complements the song’s lyrics and the band’s performance.

The recording, mixing, and mastering by Cody Blakely are top-notch, ensuring that the song’s audio quality matches the high standard set by the video’s visuals. The sound is clear and balanced, allowing each instrument and vocal line to shine without overpowering the others.

 

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