Mayday Parade have completed the set and now released a video for every song on their new EP 'Out Of Here'.
Though the clip for 'I Can Only Hope' may be the most ominous and discomforting. As the each of the band members run like their lives depend on it from something unknown to the audience, it's hard now to feel like you're in their shoes. In many ways, the clip is summed up perfectly by the H. P. Lovecraft quote shown at the beginning:
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown"
To be more precise about what the song is written about, we have to turn to drummer Jake Bundrick:
“’I Can Only Hope,’ simply put, is 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.”
Have a watch and a listen below:
So here's the other two tracks for you as well.
And 'Lighten Up Kid':
We chatted to frontman Derek Sanders all about the EP and so much more via Video Call when it was released. You can catch up with that below: