Exclusive Premiere: Motion City Soundtrack’s ‘Timelines’ is ready to ‘Go’

Motion City Soundtrack’s new song “Timelines” may be one of their most personal songs, according to Justin Pierre.

Its refrain “It’s not a matter of time, it’s just a matter of timing” came from the frontman’s father, a concept he then filled in with some very intimate experiences, from growing up stuttering to discovering sex and flunking college classes. It’s a little dark at times, thematically, but thankfully there’s that soaring chorus and harmonies, upbeat keyboards and a fast beat.

“Timelines” is the second track to debut from Motion City Soundtrack’s fifth full-length album, “Go,” out on June 12 via Epitaph. You can check out the first single “True Romance” here.

The Minneapolis pop-rock group had a chance to bow a little new material this past weekend at The Bamboozle music festival in New Jersey. They head overseas for the rest of this month but will be back for a full tour in support in June.

Pre-order “Go” here and the deluxe version here. What do you think of the song? Did you hear their show at Bamboozle this weekend?