Interview: Right On, Kid

Right On, Kid

Recently I was able to catch up with the band Right On, Kid for an interview about their new album, Life is a Movie, as well as a music video (that feels like a movie) for the song “Stay Close.” In this feature, I asked thew band about how their touring regimen has been going, the band’s core influences, as well as what the rest of the year looks like for the band. Be sure to check out their new music video for “Stay Close” linked in this article.

Thank you for your time today, and congrats on the recent release of your new album called Life is a Movie. I really enjoyed the direction your band took on this record. What stood out the most looking back at these songs that are now out in the world?

Looking back on the creation of these songs the one thing that stands out is how much we have grown as musicians.  Our own individual tastes in music really shaped the record.

Let’s discuss your new single and music video for “Stay Close.” It seems like a Ghostbusters meets Blink-182’s “I Miss You,” kind of vibe. Can you describe what went into the video shoot?

That description is exactly what we were shooting for: a Ghostbusters / Scooby Doo type of video. A lot planning and coordination with our videographer Casey was done way before filming began. We first had to nail down a solid location to film which I am happy to say we had a great location (Huge thanks to the historic Luna Mansion!). We are excited for everyone to watch this music video.

How has the reception been to the new material found on Life is a Movie?

Overall we have gained a lot of new fans because of this record. Even outside our genre we’ve had a positive response which was definitely a great thing to see. It’s exciting to see us reach a wider audience of music listeners outside of our norm, mainly people who may not listen to pop punk or anything in the alternative genres. There is definitely a song for everyone in this album and we hope we can continue to keep people interested through songs that traverse genre walls.

What are some of your band’s collective core influences?

As a band we take a lot influence from bands like Movements, State Champs, and Knuckle Puck, just to name a few.

What does the rest of 2021 and the start of 2022 look like for Right On, Kid from a touring perspective?

We’ve just wrapped an awesome West Coast tour, in support of the album release. In regards for touring we don’t know what the future holds for us just yet, but we hope to be able to play these new songs to new people and continue to grow our community.

I understand your band opened up for the Foo Fighters in September! What is another band that would be a dream to open up for?

Opening for the Foo Fighters at the VIP Lounge in Albuquerque was definitely one for the books, but another band we would love to open for would be State Champs.