It’s 2019 and rock music isn’t corny anymore. Rapid strumming bass lines and punk-y melodic hooks are starting to become common practice in the current pop music vernacular and Toronto native Dear-God (formerly Crack Baby) is next in line to carry on the alternative torch alongside acts like LA’s punk inspired Fade ‘Em All and NYC’s hardcore revivalists Show Me The Body.
Dear-God‘s new video for his debut single with his new name, “The Burbs”, is a raucous, unapologetic look into the superimposed lifestyle of a punk kid in a quiet Canadian suburbs. The 2 minute and 40 second video includes everything from MTV Raps! parodies to weird fight-club cookouts to short BDSM stints and concludes with a killer performance of the track in Dear-God’s bedroom. The single itself is a delightfully nostalgic taste of Beastie Boys era bass lines and rap rock melodies wrapped up in a youthful and relatable message to any kid that is just trying to party without having to worry about how they look or where they’re from.
Personally, I’m stoked for Dear-God’s next release and definitely make sure to check out “The Burbs” video below.