The pop-rock group finds their strength in reliving the past and taking a new path.
There is a tragic misconception that upon entering adulthood, you must shed the youthful glow of your childhood--through life's trials and tribulations, the habitual jadedness of this generation masks what was once a shining optimism to drive us forward. "I've been bruised and I've been hit, fell outside of where I found myself. This man is just a kid," the hook of Kalimur's anthemic new single reaches through the cluttered static into the throbbing heart of humanity, as a plea to never forget the past (not to become trapped by it, but to be set free and inspired by it). "I know I'm not the only lost soul," lead vocalist Brett Steinberg wails over oceanic waves of rusty rock and piano-bent pop. Popdust is beyond ecstatic to exclusively premiere the new track, called "Castle of Our Youth," today.
"Take me away from the path we all must take. Shaking off the rust, I'm ready to reach beyond my circumstance. Bleed just to know we're ready. Seize this one and only dance," he unwraps on the first verse, a resolve to sojourn through a world darkened by our own confusion, deep-rooted hesitations and personal limitations.
"'Castle of Our Youth' is about letting go of the nostalgia of the past and embracing the idea of 'dreaming awake.' In other words, the grand ideals and innocence that you have during childhood don't have to be completely bypassed when you grow up," Steinberg shares about the song. "Instead of locking yourself up with the notion that your imagination and ambition have to be purely connected to your naive past is a tragic misconception. We can be and do anything once we let go of what was and look forward to the future of what could be. We get lost, but that's part of the process of finding ourselves."
To-date, Kalimur has issued several studio albums, including 2016's Redemption. "Castle of Our Youth," now on iTunes, samples the band's forthcoming, yet-untitled, new record (tentatively expected to arrive later this year).
Steinberg is also one half of another Popdust favorite, Chasing Moonlight--an electro-pop duo with musician and songwriter Zeke Hunter. They have so far released such standout jams as "Wake Up!" and "Come Alive."
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