Peter Bjorn and John have already announced a North American headline tour with confirmed dates. And you should try to attend. Because, as we think, PB&J are rock stars. Fun, engaging, thoughtful, and always getting your pants to dance with you, even if you skipped that training day for a sugary snack. ‘Idiosyncrasy’ is in the ‘thoughtful’ part of their arsenal of songwriting.
“In line with most of the other songs on ‘Endless Dream,’ ‘On The Brink’ has a cautious positive philosophical outlook on life and the shortcomings of being. It looks onwards with a grain of hope and confidence. It wonders what’s really important when everything comes to a head and the mind is bogged with how extremely tiny we all are compared to the vastness of the universe,” said Peter about the song.
Peter continued: “Maybe to live in the present with abandon and dare to dream (even endless hopeless dreams), gaze at the world with a wider and more allowing perspective, and not judge too hard and understand the importance of forgiveness.”
With an ever present resistance for the small and the unwilling, a cast of colors follow their ire for folk infatuation and flavor injection.
Their names are Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson.
See them next @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles on March 23rd.
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Time for number #3 in our #endlessdream video story chronology. Here we meet Peter's scout leader-character a bit more in-depth. If there is a song on the "Endless Dream" album that suits marching and campfire singing, it's definitively "on the brink." In a condensed fantasy day, Peter leads his scouts out on an excursion in ”the great indoors"-setting and back to the campsite for a simple hot dog-supper. Thanks to the kids for being such great sports (not least the little drummer boy for keeping a steady beat!) "I used to be a scout as a kid, a very unpractical one, though. Therefore I never nurtured any dreams of becoming a scout leader but still felt quite comfortable when Henry, the director, assigned me the role for this group of videos", says Peter. About the song-lyric Peter says: ""On the Brink" has a cautiously positive philosophical outlook on life and the shortcomings of being. It looks onward with a grain of hope and confidence. It wonders what's really important when everything comes to a head, and the minds boggled with how extremely tiny we all are compared to the vastness of the universe. Maybe to live in the present with abandon and dare to dream (even endless hopeless dreams), gaze at the world with a wider and more allowing perspective, not judge too hard and understand the importance of forgiveness."