To celebrate the release today, Mayday Parade have released a new music video for the song, “First Train,” which is featured on Out Of Here. The music video was directed by Scott Hansen and features rising star J. Gaven Wilde (Stranger Things, Halloween Kills, The Righteous Gemstones).
“First Train is about not getting weighed down by the negative things in your life,” frontman Derek Sanders said. “It’s about having the power to move forward and become whatever you want to be.”
“First Train” echoes the message of the anthemic “Lighten Up Kid” which dropped back in September along with the EP announcement. “’Lighten Up Kid’ is about trying to find yourself and the strength to keep fighting for what you believe in,” said drummer Jake Bundrick. “I Can Only Hope” rounds out the EP and touches on loss and pain in a way that may resonate deeply for many in the time of COVID-19. It also comes from a deeply personal place for Bundrick, “Simply put, it’s about my father. He recently had some medical issues in Georgia and being that I live in California, I felt so far away. The song is about being terrified. It’s about that uncertainty whether someone will pull through something so difficult. It’s about the unknown that follows all of it and never forgetting the sounds or senses of the moment when you received the news.”
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