"Letting Go" joins this amazing list of songs. Of course this one feels just a little more grown up, a little more honest. The song is about losing someone and trying to get over them: "Smoked out the back room/To get rid of the sent of you/I've been this way, I stay this way since June."
The music video opens on Derek Sanders on the couch playing his acoustic. As the camera pans around the room, we see elements of space: a little figurine, a photo, a rocket launch on the TV. In the dining room, the rest of the band joins in. Everyone's movement is slightly lagged, and there are remnants of a going away party. Everything feels like a memory. A 1969 calendar appears with June 9 circled. Why that exact date? It's the day Brian Jones quit the Rolling Stones, but I don't think that's relevant. We then see the action through the reflection of a space suit of a person alone and adrift in space. "Letting Go" is one of my favorite songs off Black Lines and I'm glad it's getting some attention.
"Letting Go" is off Mayday Parade's fifth album Black Lines, released through Fearless Records. It reached #1 on the Billboard US Top Rock Albums. It is available on both iTunes and Spotify. The band is finishing up The American Lines Tour with The Maine and The Technicolors, and then they will then be playing The Slam Dunk Festival in the UK.