Austin pop-punks Gold Steps released a video for their latest single 'Suckerpunch'. Earlier this year, the band, led by energetic firestorm Liz Mauritz (vocals) and rounded out by Zach Duarte (lead guitar), Elias Perez (rhythm guitar), Erasmo "Raz" Garcia (bass), and Roger Steadman (drums), announced their forthcoming EP, Incandescent. Produced by Rick King of King Sound, the EP (out 5/25/18) is a musical representation of emotions experienced in mood cycling episodes.
"Suckerpunch" describes the constant struggle to rise above damaging thoughts inside your head; just when you think you've got it under control, another "wave" of anxiety and pain drags you back down. Being at war with your own mind is a battle no one chooses. The exhaustion of self-doubt, the anguish of incessant negative thoughts, the distress of paranoia and constant fear---it weighs on you. The video's boxing storyline plays on the literal title of "Suckerpunch," and also shows how much energy is exerted in coping with anxiety. Round after round, blocking and trading hooks, praying to knock out your worst adversary: yourself.