Parker is a Chicago band rooted in the energy and spirit of punk and rock and roll, while embracing the melodic side of modern music. This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza not only includes an interview with the group but features a special acoustic performance of their songs, “Forever You and Me” and “Never Growing Old” from their debut EP.
We write songs when we have to- when we’re overwhelmed with an emotion that a song forces its way out of us. We don’t force songs ever, we care so much about authentic emotion in a song and we feel that it’s magic to have that, and without, it’s lost.
“Never Growing Old” puts me right in the middle of the city of Chicago; kids are sitting on rooftops drinking, kids are playing basketball, there is life in this song. It makes me remember what it was like to have been able to grow up here.