The Mike Gill-directed video for the anticipated song “1981” proves to be a reflective, but powerful and upbeat song about a bittersweet revisit to the past. Elsewhere does a great job of addressing the idea that every one would love to go back in time – back to when life was more carefree. The song hints at that, but with a combination of iconic references and flashbacks to the sun and summertime, we can see that it is no bother to this band if they can go back to the past or not, or so we think. The song itself is a catchy tune, and all of the elements, such as those of punk, pop, and alternative rock, are present. Although Elsewhere hints at these elements, there is not one artist that they sound like because their creative ability and and sound are so unique.