Lostprophets - Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)

28 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Today is one of those days where I struggle to think of a song or music video to review. Today I've left it really late and the reason for this is that I had no idea what music video to review. I decided on this song because Tink09 was driving us and a few friends to an 18th birthday meal, and this song came on in the car and got kind of stuck in my head. I got home and realised I still needed to type this review, and this song was the first one to come to my mind. For those of you who are interested I have NEVER seen this music video before today, and although I am aware of who the artist is, I will give a fair review (as always).

Lostprophets first came to my attention a few years ago, thanks to Tink09. She asked me if I had heard of this band and I said something along the lines of "not properly", she quickly became a fan of theirs along with Hollagram Star, while I was on the edge, unsure if I liked them as much as she did. Over the years she has introduced me to quite a few artists such as Panic! At The Disco and Stone Sour. But I have to admit, I think Lostprophets were the best band she's introduced me to so far.

Lostprophets is a six-piece rock band. The band consisted of (during Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time) single release): Ian Watkins, Jamie Oliver, Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson and Ilan Rubin. Recently Ilan Ruben has left and the band has replaced him with Luke Johnson. Lostprophetsd write all their own songs, and this is another song which they wrote. I like it when it's their own song as emotion can be put into it, so that they really attempt to get their message across, and totally believe in every word they sing about. Currently Lostprophets have a planned singles album to be released in 2012, which I can't wait for, and a fifth studio album, which I can't wait for.

"Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)", is one of those songs that could mean different things to different people, someone's meaning of the song could be totally different to another person's perception of the song, and this is what I mostly enjoy about people's opinions and how randomly different they can be. In my eyes this song means that there's these 2 people who have been going out for maybe about a year or less, and the relationship has now become static, and it's on the bridges of falling apart, the "Can't Catch Tomorrow" could suggest that they can't cling onto one another as the bridge is already falling apart. And the "Good shoes won't save you this time" could suggests that a gift wouldn't help put the relationship back together. However someone could listen to this song and think it is about a relationship forming, and that the good shoes won't save you this time could suggest that no more games need to be played and that enough chasing has gone on. This is definitely one of the songs that could easily get people talking as it could mean a number of different things.

The music video is interesting, and it's one of those that I'm unsure on what I make of it. I like the start and the use of calling each of the band members a name (possibly an alter-ego?) and introducing them to us. We have: Mad Lee (Lee Gaze), Lucky Lewis (Mike Lewis), Stu 'Goodnight' Richardson (Stuart Richardson), Ilan The Yank (Ilan Rubin), Jimmy Jewels (Jamie Oliver) and Mirrorboy (Ian Watkins). I like this bit because  it is interesting and shows us the characters of each of the band members, this also links in with the song, because it suggests a persona "Is there something real that's behind the mask".

I like the bikes, or mopeds or whatever you want to call them, I like the fact that they are driving them, it looks like they're trying to go as quick as possible and clearly it isn't working, it suggests a race which links in with "Can't Catch Tomorrow" as when you are trying to catch something you try and go as quick as you can, but you'll never ever catch up with tomorrow, it's just impossible. To quote a film "Tomorrow never dies" as it is always there. I also like how they play football it suggests fun, but I don't see how it links in with the song.

I like the garage-gig themed place where you see most of the footage, it could suggest that they've gone back to their roots as most bands used to perform in a garage, well possibly... I think it also makes this video have a past memories vibe to it, and although it doesn't necessarily link in with the song, it suggests that they have been thinking about their past (such as the two people in the relationship, in my perception of the song). This is also a common technique used in quite a few rock music videos, it shows originality and that they are grateful for what has happened in the past.

Overall, even though the song could be considered totally different to the music video, you could see where it links in, you may find your own perception to this song links in perfectly with the music video, and if that's the case I'd love to hear your thoughts (post a comment below). So based on the music video I really like it and as always I will give it a fair judgement, it may not stand out from the crowd, it may not link exactly to my own opinion of what the song means, but you can see the links and I feel I should give this rating to this amazing band.