Deck out your black hearse with neon headlights and turn up the radio. In an alternate reality, the new Widow Rings single “A Little Forever” would be blasting in new wave clubs in 1982. Picture the goth crowd rolling in after midnight as fog machines obscure the dance floor. While the Virginian post-punks are trapped in this unfortunate timeline, their song is a seductive singalong ear-worm no matter the decade. While the band reveres goth rock pioneers, this song isn’t a stiff reanimation of tired tropes. The momentum of the pulsing synth and bass inspires urgency. Later, the song reaches fever pitch with its lead guitar melody and underlying crunch. The music video below is premiering exclusively with Decibel Magazine, and it’s a rush of revitalized nostalgia.
“After being a band for only a couple years now, we’ve been trying to hit our stride combining two contrasting styles of music,” the band shares. “Something that uses elements of post-punk or goth a la Sisters of Mercy or New Order, but combined with an equal influence of Jawbreaker or Alkaline Trio. With “A Little Forever,” I really feel like we’ve done just that. Through this video we wanted to just do something fun and kitschy, like some worn-out VHS your uncle ripped from MTV in 1982. We had a ton of fun doing it, and while this doesn’t visually represent every side of what we do, we think it’s a fun jumping in point to what we’ve got going on.”
Dedicate your next four minutes to “A Little Forever” and watch the Widow Rings video below.