All of us can relate to the feeling of wanting to get out of town – especially right now during these times of self-isolation and distancing. But what does “getting out” mean to each and every one of us? Denver punk-pop band The Mazlows are exploring that idea with the release of their anthemic single, “Leaving Town” out today.
“Leaving Town” is The Mazlows’ timely take on the classic pop-punk trope of feeling disenchanted with the town you hail from. “All of us grew up in Lakewood, Colorado — a typical American suburb that we’ve always dreamed of leaving,” Colton Kooker (guitar, vocals) said. Though many of us can relate to wanting to burst out of the hometown we were raised in, some of us are just getting a taste of that feeling right now after months of isolation at home. “The song connects our young dreams of moving away, to the current realities of still having challenges in life,” Kooker explained.
The song isn’t just a single packed to the brim with anthemic hooks and energetic beats, it’s also a celebration of the band’s growth. “The guitar riff was actually written when we were 15,” Kooker said, “but the chorus was written this year as we turned 30.” This progression is just a taste of what’s to come with The Mazlows’ debut full-length album Community Locker set to be released this August.