Knuckle Puck’s sophomore full-length, Shapeshifter, will be out on October 13th via Rise Records. Hear “Gone” now.

Song Lyrics: Knuckle Puck – Gone

i did what i do best
forgot myself
got overdressed like everybody else
a glance and a half smile
black heels on the white tile
it took seven years for your path to realign
but i’ll still think of you
on the fifth of june
cause when i saw you i lost you all over again


doesn’t it feel good to be invisible
just like the way i used to be
have i been fading away?
yeah i’m so gone

and i can feel your stare like dynamite
breaking silence with irish goodbyes
but i’m not who you remember
just who do you remember?
since you stole it all away
you stole it all away

you need a change of pace without my ghost
but you’re better off when i go
a painful anecdote sure to stunt your growth
you’re better off when I’m gone

theres no way back
shapeshifter you’re never gonna get the girl
theres no way back
shapeshifter you’re never gonna change the world
theres no way back


Despite its title, the second album from Knuckle Puck isn’t a reinvention; rather, Shapeshifter is the sound of the Chicago-based pop-punk band taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made their debut album, Copacetic, so captivating.

Above all, it’s an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That’s evident on first single “Gone,” perhaps the most fully realized Knuckle Puck song to date. It’s equal parts muscular and melodic, textured with keyboards, buzzsaw guitars and a buoyant chorus that will integrate seamlessly into the band’s raved-about live show.

“When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it’s also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down,” guitarist Nick Casasanto explains. “I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it’s the most satisfying way to be who you want to be.”

Tracklist: Shapeshifter

1. Nervous Passenger
2. Twist
3. Double Helix
4. Gone
5. Everyone Lies to Me
6. Stuck In Our Ways
7. Want Me Around
8. Conduit
9. Wait
10. Plastic Brains