Recently releasing their 8th studio album Heartwork, The Used shines a little extra light into our homes today with their heartwarming video for single ‘The Lighthouse’ featuring the pop-punk legend himself Mark Hoppus.
Additionally, the album Heartwork celebrated a heavy-hitting first week. Locking in #2 spots on both the Current Alternative and Record Label Independent Album Charts, #3 on Current Rock and Top Current Album Charts, as well as landing #87 on Billboard Top 200.
Dedicating the video to frontline workers, this video both brings a tear to your eye and leaves a smile across your face. Calling upon fans to submit videos of their frontline heroes created an extraordinary message to remind us how important we are. The band roars, “Every day you wake up and leave your loved ones to fight to keep us safe. We want to showcase them in our new music video.” Covering all the bases, fans showcased the Nurses, Doctors, First Responders, Gas Station Attendants, Grocery Store Workers, Delivery Personnel, and other essential workers. As well as members of The Used and Mark Hoppus home quarantined with their families.
A lovely tribute to all those working tirelessly to keep us safe during unprecedented times, it showcases the diversity that is The Used Family.
The song ‘The Lighthouse’ has an incredible message within itself, and frontman Bert McCracken opens up to share more about the lyrics.
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
A quote from William Shakespeare, leading us to believe that he pulled the inspiration from this quote into the writing for this song. He continues,
“Doubt can be an avalanche. It can cascade out and infect everything it touches. Inspiration is also infectious. The original chorus lyric was “I can’t be your lighthouse”, until I was reminded by my six-year-old daughter that I can be and I am. It helps to remember that we all have the capability to inspire someone in our own way. Please enjoy our song, The Lighthouse, as much as we do.
This video leaves us feeling inspired, appreciated, and grateful to be fans of such a fantastic band.
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