MAYDAY PARADE DROP NEW SINGLE "LIGHTEN UP KID"
Mayday Parade has announced the release of Out of Here – a brand-new EP due out on October 16th, 2020 via Rise Records. Along with the announcement, the band has shared a new song entitled “Lighten Up Kid”. (Which you can check out below.)
The EP follows the release of the band's 2018 Sunnyland LP, their 5th full-length album which has streamed over 62 MILLION times and took the band to five continents since its release.
In early March of 2020, the band jumped back into the studio with longtime collaborators Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount to record the EP. On “Lighten Up Kid,” the band continues to explore the power of self-love and finding confidence within, a theme that has run deep throughout their catalog.
The band goes on about the track: “’Lighten Up Kid’ is about trying to find yourself and the strength to keep fighting for what you believe in,” Bundrick said. “It's about being or feeling cut down and hung out to dry but standing up for yourself in the end.”
In early April of 2020 Mayday Parade had to cancel their North American Tour in support of their newly released single “It Is What It Is” along with several festival appearances slated for this summer due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The canceled touring hasn’t stopped them from connecting with fans on a series of live Happy Hours throughout quarantine and earlier this summer, they released a feel-good cover of The Beatles’ classic, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” which featured friends including The Maine’s John O’Callaghan, We The Kings’ Travis Clark, Dan Lambton (Formerly of Real Friends), KnucklePuck’s Joe Taylor and Grayscale’s Collin Walsh.
Which you can check out right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaTNAegla50
Fans can also look forward to special themed, ticketed livestreams planned throughout the fall to tide fans (and the band) over until they can return to the road. 2021 is already shaping up to be an exciting year with performances at Riot Fest (Chicago, IL), Four Chord Music Fest (Pittsburgh, PA), Nova Rock Festival (Austri