Openside follows back to NZ's pop-punk roots in 'No Going Back'

music videos 20/04/2018

Kiwi band Openside are back with a new song, but some old influences.

Their new track 'No Going Back' filmed by Kiwi director Shae Sterling gives a nod to classic suburban teen films like 'Donnie Darko' and 'Heathers', as lead singer Possum deals with her lingering feelings of a love gone by.

Vocalist Possum Plows says the song inspiration draws from a recent phone conversation with an ex.

“I was staring at the ceiling in my bedroom when my ex's name flashed up on my phone screen,” says Possum. “I felt like I’d been living in limbo for the six months since we separated, trying to muddle my way through understanding if our future was going to be together or apart. After hanging up the phone I realised it was well and truly over and within a matter of hours started writing what would become ‘No Going Back’.

The video, featuring a character in a deer mask, it's also a nod to former Kiwi pop-punk band Goodnight Nurse and their album 'Keep Me On Your Side', which the band members call an influence on their youth.

Watch the full music video from Openside above.