Sweet Pickles Debut “Gimme A Reason” Video

Sweet Pickles Debut Video For "Gimme A Reason." The clip was shot at Bright Box Theatre and off their new full-length Higher Idills
Sweet Pickles Debut Video For "Gimme A Reason." The clip was shot at Bright Box Theatre

Washington, DC band Sweet Pickles, recently released their debut album, Higher Idills, the pop-punk trio dropped their full-length on November 12, via Dillicious Records. The band, includes Joaquin Vallejo’s Latin American-style drumming, Robert Lee’s soulful bass guitar vetted through the DC R&B and punk rock scenes, and lead vocalist Derrick Hensley’s guitar work which has been influenced by the music of the Appalachian mountain region from where he originates. Today, Sweet Pickles have shared a live video for album track “Gimme A Reason,” shot at the Bright Box Theatre in Winchester, Virginia, by Blooming Seed Media.

Higher Idills was recorded at Don Zientara’s legendary Inner Ear Studios in DC (a mainstay in the DMV for the last twenty five years that has recorded most of DC’s punk and alternative bands such as Foo Fighters, Minor Threat, Rites Of Spring, Fugazi, and many others), co-produced by Zientara, and mastered by industry veteran, TJ Lipple. To celebrate the release of “Higher Idills”, the band unveiled the third single from the album, the blistering pop punk “Gimme A Reason”. The track is “a dance song about being broken up with and being a big enough person to want what’s best for everyone and not just themselves; maturity in love”, Derrick says.

According to Sweet Pickles’ lead vocalist/songwriter Derrick Hensley, who also co-produced the band’s debut album “Higher Idills” with legendary Washington, DC producer Don Zientara at DC’s Inner Ear Studios, “Gimme A Reason” is “a song about having the courage to put yourself out there and see what happens. After all nothing accompanies rejection like a reason for it. Constructive criticism helps us confidently strut ahead through setbacks moving us along to whatever comes next.” He continues, “With the song’s lyrics, ‘When we are together babe everything is perfect woman all the star’s they align’, this establishes that the chemistry between parties is celestially auspicious. “Girl we only get one life do you wanna share it or do you wanna throw it away’, denotes the fatalistic approach to life, love, and beauty shared by the young. The chorus ‘gimme a reason’, underscores a tenacity of the song’s protagonist who wants something bad enough to talk back for a change. After all, a reasonable explanation for rejection is not too much to ask for from the beautiful people of this world.”

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