After four years of playing together, Morning Trips has gained a reputation for moving melodies and engaging lyrics. Described as a “…gumbo of dream-pop, shoegaze, R&B and ’80s music”, the US-based foursome certainly have a melting pot of a sound. From what I hear, the seem to bring the soulful sounds of yesteryear to contemporary society – a representation of pop-rock-punk mish-mash with synth undertones in the 21st century. Critically acclaimed by Indie Dock Music Blog, Less Than 1000 Followers, Edgar Allan Poets and Sinusoidal Music, Brady Lynch, Logan Clinkingbeard, James Amos and Noah Townsend are gaining international recognition. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘We Have No Time (For Now)’.
Founding member Brady Lynch shares that their aim is to “…create a world with the same mentality of how we want to exist in the real world”, and it is clear ‘We Have No Time (For Now)’ lies in this sonic aspiration. Following the synth-pop-influenced ‘Assault’, Morning Trips adopt a more upbeat and jovial sound in the new track. Bringing a slightly heavier quality to their music, ‘We Have No Time (For Now)’ incorporates pounding drums and dynamic guitars in the “traditional rock band” design. Of course, having a bit of a traditional melody does not mean the single needs to be dull. In fact, ‘We Have no Time (For Now)’ is eclectic, innovative and hypnotic.
Reminiscent of pop-rock acts like Simple Creatures with a smattering of Sum 41, Morning Trips showcase their versatility when it comes to sounds. I don’t really like labelling artists but showing a genre-defying movement from dream-pop to pop-rock/emo is something worthy of a comparison. Morning Trips definitely has unique obscurity to their music placing them alongside if not on the same level as All Time Low or Weezer.
In addition to their single, Morning Trips released an official music video for ‘We Have No Time (For Now)’. Unfortunately, the video contains lighting effects and rapid image transitions that can cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy making it unsafe for me to view. Viewer discretion is advised.