Knuckle Puck: Proves Pop Punk Isn’t Dead With Single ‘What Took You So Long?’

Knuckle Puck: Proves Pop Punk Isn’t Dead With Single ‘What Took You So Long?’

It seems that 2020 may be the year of the new-era pop-punk. With strong potential contenders like Knuckle Puck, providing us hits after hits, there isn’t even a word that we could use to signify our current level of excitement.  

Chicago’s finest, vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarist/vocalist Nick Casasanto, guitarist Kevin Maida, drummer John Siorek, and bassist Ryan Rumchaks will release the album on September 18th via Rise Records. While you can pre-order it now, we’re left jonesing to see what killer tunes will accompany the singles they’ve released so far.

Clearly, Knuckle Puck has delivered us a handful of fantastic singles. But this one? It seems it could be a new fan favorite. ‘What Took You So Long?’ graces us in the form of a lovely little lyric video. One that you can check out here, now…WELL – WHAT’S TAKING YOU SO LONG?!

Knuckle Puck – ‘What Took You So Long?’

Knuckle Puck, lyrical geniuses, have been known to utilize words and phrases that help even our vocabulary. Real, relatable, and just downright radical ‘What Took You So Long?’ verifies their lyrical longevity. While finding peace isn’t an easy trek, the band reminds us we’re not alone on this journey. “Sometimes the search for peace can bring you even further from it,” says Casasanto, offering his insight into the track. “Writing this song helped me learn how to let go and simply be the vehicle for my own thoughts.”


Listening to this song? Well, It’s helping us to let go even if it’s only a little bit.


We can only expect the best from this album produced by Seth Henderson (State Champs, Real Friends) and mixed by Vince Ratti (The Wonder Years, Title Fight, The Menzingers). Do we really have to convince you any further? Fine. Full of wide-eyed youthfulness, but not lacking sonic evolution and growth 20/20 will provide fans with a look into the past, but a step forward all the same.

Everything we could need from a pop-punk album, Knuckle Puck, will deliver. The proof? It’s in this song.

What’s your favorite single? Could it be? Let us know by commenting down below or giving us a shout @TheHoneyPOP on Twitter!

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