February 3, 2021
Written By Shanya Olivares
NUDE SHOES RETURN WITH THEIR EMOTIONAL TUNE "CAUGHT UP"
What do Andy Katz, Chris Steele, Billy Butka, Sean Lavery, Tyler Patchell and Giulio Bozzone have in common? Well, they’re all the members of Nude Shoes, a pop-punk band from the East Coast, who by the look of it, have a fun and unique group dynamic. While the band as a whole is the epitome of amazing and underrated, one thing that made me appreciate Nude Shoes even more was how truly unique their songs are. I found this while comparing their newest release to the previously released single ‘You in January’, they both show emotion, but are completely different, while still maintaining within their preferred pop punk genre. Recently, Nude Shoes released ‘Caught Up,’ a single from their upcoming album ‘Mensch’ — which comes out February 12!
To begin, I do have to warn you, the same way they warned us, the music video they released with this newest single will indeed hit you right in the feels. The music video is a montage of videos collected by the band, but they’re no ordinary videos, they used nostalgic 90s style home videos to tie together the emotion of this acoustic song. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of Katz’s warning, but if Nude Shoes wanted me to feel their heartbreak, they achieved their goal with this music video.
Although I’m probably not done talking about the masterpiece that is the ‘Caught Up’ music video, let me discuss why this song should be added to all your playlists. The song is ultimately about missing something or someone, but willingly being forgotten in order to stop some sort of pain. While they talk about missing one person, they also discuss what it’s like to feel like you’re losing yourself for the love of that one person.
Maybe it’s the fact that they used childhood memories while singing about not being able to go back to someone that hits the feels. The single, which tells the story of not feeling like your emotion is reciprocated, makes you miss the time when you were most loved. The emotion of yearning for something or someone mixed with seeing the simple times that is someone’s childhood really makes you understand the heartbreak that Nude Shoes is trying to demonstrate.
Nude Shoes has proven to be a very talented group, when it comes to demonstration of their emotion as well as their musical talent. We hope to hear more from them, there is no doubt in my mind that there’s more to come for them, and we are definitely excited for their upcoming album. While their single ‘Caught Up’ is out now, their new album will be out in a couple of days, and we don’t think you’ll want to miss it!