When it comes to current pop punk, we have a real marrying of the minds today with the Brooklane and Telltale team-up for the single “Paranoid.” The bands have joined forces for this powerhouse new track concerning the struggle of dealing with positivity and the angst that can accompany it.
Good things may happen, and you may be glad that they did, but you can’t quite get to full capacity happiness thanks to pronounced anxiety and paranoia that you have acquired thanks to trauma accumulated in past experiences. It’s Brooklane’s latest single to come from their Stay Toxic EP and is the latest in a string of singles they have been releasing through 2022 and 2023.
Discussing the song, the band comments:
“‘Paranoid’ is about being scared to open yourself up to someone again after dealing with years of mistreatment. You’re scared of trusting and falling for them and sometimes it feels like you push them away because of your past trauma but you’re trying to move on and get better at trusting again because you really want to love that person whole heartedly and have that perfect relationship you’ve always wanted.”
A collaboration between Brooklane and Telltale made almost too much sense, not just because of their similar sounds and approach to punk but also because they are both out on tour, with the former opening for the latter. It’s the latest break for the North Dakota band, as they continue to receive more and more recognition for their candid approach to their craft. Brooklane began to receive recognition on TikTok, thanks to the “shirt rip challenge” that went viral on social media and gathered millions of views.
At this point, after all of these years, Telltale are nearly masters of their craft, with the current punk rock kids and the now adult punk rockers openly embracing the band. They have toured alongside Knuckle Puck, Point North, Rarity, and many more, but now, they have moved towards being a headlining act, paving the way for talented acts like Brooklane, providing a space for them to make a name for themselves as well.