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Pop-punk rock band Hawthorne Heights have teamed up with rising experimental artist Siiickbrain for a re-worked version of “Ohio Is For Lovers.” Today’s release takes listeners through a darker side of the iconic track and is paired with a horror-inspired music video co-directed by Siiickbrain.

“This collaboration means so much to me for so many reasons. A few years ago I was listening and singing ‘Ohio Is For Lovers’ in the car and discovered for the first time that I could scream,” Siiickbrain shares. “Ever since then, Hawthorne Heights has been a huge part of the music that I create and a tremendous influence to me. The concept of the music video was heavily influenced by my love for horror films. I wanted to portray a dark, distorted take on the original song, and how sometimes you feel like you can’t live without someone.”

Hawthorne Heights’ frontman JT Woodruff shares “It’s a truly treasured experience when you get to step into someone else’s world, as they step into yours. When approached by Siiickbrain, I was flattered that a younger generation of artists had even heard of us, and to work together was divine madness. I’ve never thought of my music as having a dark side, so it’s super wild to see and hear it like this”

Last week, Hawthorne Heights released their eighth studio album The Rain Just Follows Me. (CHECK OUT MY ALBUM REVIEW HERE.) Available to stream digitally via Pure Noise Records, the 11 tracks on this record stand as some of Woodruff’s most resonant writings to date, as he unravels themes of both physical and emotional distance from his wife and daughter in Ohio, as well as personal identity as the frontman of as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium.

You can check out Siiickbrain's re-envisioned version of "Ohio Is For Lovers" below!


Hawthorne Heights are currently on the road with Bayside, Senses Fail and The Bombpops on the 21 Years of Bad Luck Tour. A full list of tour dates are available below with tickets are on sale now at

Upcoming Tour Dates

September 22 - Emo's Austin - Austin, TX

September 23 - Rockhouse Bar - El Paso, TX*

September 24 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ

September 25 - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

September 26 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

September 28 - House of Blues Anaheim - Anaheim, CA

September 29 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

October 1 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA

October 2 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

October 3 - The Alpine - Reno, NV*

October 4 - The Union Event Center - Salt Lake City, UT

October 5 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO

* Indicates Hawthorne Heights headline date


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