Taking Back Sunday is scheduled to release their seventh studio album in a couple of weeks, so the group decided to release another new song from the upcoming record to celebrate. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Long Island-founded band unveiled “You Can’t Look Back”; the second single from Tidal Wave. Instead of a huge spectacle to announce the new tune, the group premiered the new song exclusively on Spotify before posting its music video on YouTube.
The music video begins with a guy picking up his girlfriend at an undisclosed location. The two of them take the road to a desert with a blanket in hand for what appears to be some star-gazing. Instead of star-gazing alone, the couple end up at a bonfire with a group of friends. In the crowd of people perched around the fire, you can spot the guys from Taking Back Sunday hanging out. Suddenly, the video takes a turn for the weird and bloody when frontman Adam Lazzara begins to spit out blood. As Lazzara goes to person to person for help, they don’t seem to notice the bloody guy walking around, struggling. Watch the music video for “You Can’t Look Back” below.
“You Can’t Look Back” will join lead single and title track “Tidal Wave” on the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. Tidal Wave is set to be released on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records. In support of the new record, the band will hit the road this fall for their intimate “Tidal Wave” tour. The trek will kick off on Sept. 17 at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE and wrap up on Oct. 23 at Slim’s in San Francisco. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.