One step at a time. One day at a time. Baby steps. Slow but steady. These are all common sayings and clichés that we regularly hear. And while they may be overused, it doesn’t detract from the wisdom that bursts at the seams of these frequently used phrases, a fact recognized by the band 1967 and their latest release “Living Life On Life’s Terms.”
A lively and spirited offering, the group’s new song explodes with self-confidence; an anthem to keep you grounded and help you remember that all we have is today. You have to treat each day as its own, with its own set of circumstances and challenges. If we move forward with that attitude, well, there’s nothing we won’t be able to confront, right?
There’s an important message laced within this song, and one that is even more urgent given the fact that so many plans, hopes, and dreams have been put on hold. Here to tell us more is 1967 frontman Jaime Reynolds, who said, “I wrote this song about living life one day at a time. Life can feel challenging in its ups and downs where we as humans can get into ruts of irritability, restlessness, and discontentment. If we reach out and help others, that in and of itself can be all we need as human beings. Twenty-four hours at a time is how I choose to live today. It is all we have!”
Reynolds is not only the band’s frontman, but he is also the architect and mastermind behind 1967. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, their approach to their music is to strip away the excess and focus on the fundamentals of hard-driving rock n’ roll, with lots of hooks and unabashed spirit. Inspired by the sounds of Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pennywise, and Breaking Benjamin, the band’s approach to songwriting is to compose songs that you can blast in your car while driving, leaving the boredom and mundane parts of life behind for a little while. They’ve become a staple of the live music scene (or what used to be the live music scene) in the northwestern and southwestern United States, serving up energetic songs to get the blood pumping.
If you like to sport a denim jacket, you love tattoos, and the moshpit is your place of solace, then you’ll be right at home with 1967.