The Second After is a group of four genuine souls that pour their personal experiences into each unique piece of music. Their vibe of familiarity wraps listeners in a bear hug and reminds each one that life’s hardships are just a bump in the road. Each single The Second After puts out narrates a similar story, a story of moving on. Their last two singles of 2019, “A Very Pop-Punk Wedding” and “Riptide” both serve as important stepping stones that lead seamlessly into 2020; the first about seeing a future with a dream girl and the latter on fighting out of a rut and into new goals. January 10th reveals the story’s next turning point is “Thinking Clear”, on realizing the butterflies ended up being red flags instead.

“‘Thinking Clear’ is a song about getting over something that haunts you and understanding it was probably never meant to be in the first place. A little reminder that if you really look at things, you will notice all the red flags that foreshadowed the inevitable. Also, if it seems too good to be true, chances are, it is.”Alfred Williamson (vocals)


“Thinking Clear” was mixed by Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knuckle Puck), Seth Henderson (Mayday Parade, Homesafe) and the music video was produced by Alex Zarek.

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