Mayday Parade has never shied away from being open and honest through their songs, for many fans it’s what makes them feel so relatable and connected. Here are 5 times the band really got candid about mental health in their music.
‘Angels Die Too’
From their latest album What It Means To Fall Apart, ‘Angels Die Too’ is a somber reflection on trying to guide a friend through hardships and what it’s like to lose them. The lyric video for the song just dropped and it’s already gotten fans to share their stories and support for each other in the comment section. If there’s one thing we love about this band, it’s the feeling of community and the safe space that they’ve created for their fanbase.
‘Looks Red, Tastes Blue’
In this hard-hitting track from their first Rise Records release Sunnyland, Mayday Parade really strives to emphasize that we’re all the same. The music video features people from all different walks of life struggling with internal battles while continuing to choose to fight for themselves. This honest but hopeful tune is a great one to blast out loud after a long day.
‘I’d Hate To Be You When People Find Out What This Song Is About’
Any emo song with a long-winded title is going to be a good one and this 2007 hit is no exception. This track is about trying to move past difficult situations with people you love and trying to make it work. The hurt is still there and they’re being honest about it but they’re not willing to give up. The song also has an incredible guitar riff if that’s your thing.
Another track from their 6th studio album Sunnyland, this song of the same name perfectly captures the bittersweet nature of reflecting on your childhood. Reminiscing on times past and dealing with the realities of growing up can be hard but you’ve got this. Mayday Parade once again reminds us that this is part of the human experience and there is always light even in the darkest times.
‘Call Me Hopeless, Not Romantic’
A Mayday Parade classic from their self-titled second album, ‘Call Me Hopeless, Not Romantic’ has always been a fan favorite. Coming to the end of a relationship, the lyrics are relatable as they explore the confusion and loneliness that can come as a result of finding yourself alone.
There are so many Mayday Parade songs that tug at our heartstrings, it was hard to choose just 5! Did we include all your favorites? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also join us on Facebook and Instagram!