“Just Say When”, the new video from the Texas rock quartet NOTHING MORE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”, which was released last September via Better Noise Records. The disc saw frontman Jonny Hawkins once again bearing the soul of NOTHING MORE as his bandmates Mark Vollelunga (guitar), Daniel Oliver (bass) and Ben Anderson (drums) craft a sonic palette comprised of elements ranging from progressive metal to pop.
The songs on “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” were written in early 2016 and recorded primarily on the road and in personal studios as production duties were often handled by Hawkins and the bandmembers themselves.
From the relentless groove of “Don’t Stop” to the emotive, anthemic bent of the PIXIES-esque “Still In Love”, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” proves that confessionals have never been so catchy — and songs like “Let ‘Em Burn” seamlessly alternate between aggression and anthemic pop.
Lyrically the band was further informed by everything from the writings of Carl Jung and C.S. Lewis to the potent psychedelic DMT, the latter of which helped open Hawkins‘s mind to new ways of understanding himself and the world around him.
“The Stories We Tell Ourselves” earned NOTHING MORE three Grammy nominations: “Best Rock Album”, “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for the single “Go To War”.
“That one’s definitely personal,” Hawkins told Beatroute about the track. “It was written at the end of an eight-year relationship where the end of that relationship got real fiery, and very confusing, and just kind of devolved, even though six to seven years of it was pretty peaceful.”