It’s been a little over a month since Punchline released “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself,” their first new song in almost two years. Now, the group has followed-up that song with another new tune. On Thursday (April 13), the group took to social media to unleash their second new song in a one-month span. The tune, “Darkest Dark,” was recorded in Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Chicago and was produced and written by the guys in Punchline. In addition to it being a brand new jam, the song also features guest vocals from a special guest; Relient K’s Matt Thiessen.
In a statement about the song on Facebook, the band explained that “it’s about being there for a friend, letting them know they can lean on you always.” Listen to “Darkest Dark” above. “Darkest Dark” is the band’s second new song since the release of 2015’s Thrilled. The unveiling of the new song coincides with the band reaching their $20,000 Kickstarter goal to fund a music special for Netflix.
Following the news that the band had reached their monetary goal, bassist Chris Fafalios posted a message to his followers on both his Facebook page, and the band’s, thanking the fans for their dedication and contributions.
“The only way we can really say thanks is by releasing a new album this summer, touring as much as possible, and making this the best Music Special imaginable,” Fafalios wrote. “My head is spinning with ideas for it.”
As if the promise of the music special and a new album wasn’t enough, Fafalios also threw in a bit about touring as much as the band can to thank their fans for helping them reach their goal for the music special. This summer, Punchline will hit the touring circuit to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary by heading out on a short tour. Those dates can be seen here.