Fronted by Mike Park, founder of the legendary Asian Man Records and full-time ska activist, Bruce Lee Band teams up with Jeff Rosenstock, Dan Potthast, and Kevin Higuchi to present the politically charged, but ultimately uplifting ska-punk album that is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back.
The album is chock full of multi-instrumental hooks, diverse ska grooves, and punk-leaning lyrics that highlight a multitude of injustices that plague marginalized communities. Park’s fiery lyricism pairs perfectly with the catchy ska hooks throughout the album. From the biting sarcasm in “The Right Time” and “Dance Dance Revolution” to the frustrated discontent in “I Hate This!,” Bruce Lee Band tackles topical issues including racism and the increasing political polarization of everyday life. “I’ll Feel Better” and “So Nice For Me and You” allows for a more optimistic perspective that gives One Step Forward, Two Steps Back a bit of balance as the band navigates the tumulus topics woven throughout the album.
Bruce Lee Band strikes again with catchy tunes that speak directly to the heart of our community issues and more. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back will surely have you picking it up and skanking like a pro when it hits streaming platforms this Friday, May 27, 2022.