Orange County hardcore quintet Stick To Your Guns have today released the video for ‘The Reach For Me: ‘Forgiveness Of Self’, a new track from their new album, ‘True View’, out now on End Hits Records.
“This is one of my favorite songs on the record, so it seemed like an obvious choice to make a video for it.” says Jesse Barnett. “When I was writing this song I was really taking inventory of my life, which forced me to go back all the way to when this band started when I was high school. The fact that I was able to do this video with one of my high school friends made the whole thing so special for me. Shout out to Adam Villasenor. Hope you enjoy it.”
“Something I see in a lot of people, including almost every one of my peers, is the inability to be honest with oneself,” says vocalist Jesse Barnett, about the lyrics on Stick To Your Guns’ new record, True View.
“Everyone thinks they’re right. Everyone can’t seem to get a grip on the reality of being self-aware. I was this way and I’m sure I still can be. I was an incredibly selfish person who did whatever I felt like doing. I would leave a trail of destruction everywhere I went and my loved ones would always give me the pass — ‘Oh well, that’s Jesse.'”
“I came to a point where I realised no one is going to keep me accountable for my actions but myself. I lost some of the most important things in my life these last few years and I had nowhere left to hide. I had to face my fire. I had to finally, for fucking once, live with the hurt I created.”
“I had to own my mistakes and it’s been the heaviest weight I’ve ever had to carry.”
As for the album as a whole, it was, “inspired by innumerable conversations that I had with my mother during the hardest couple of years I’ve had in my life. The people I lost in my life, the mental and physical challenges I faced, as well as losing myself. I don’t know if it was getting older or the foundation I had built my life on cracking beneath my feet or a mixture of everything.”