For those not completely familiar with where A Day to Remember originated from, they’re from a town in Northern Florida called Ocala (about an hour and a half from Orlando and 45 minutes from Gainesville).
In their new music video for the song, “City of Ocala,” they guys take the fans on a tour of the town that helped shape who they are. The video showcases the places they grew up, recorded music, played the most shows, went to school, jobs they worked all while giving us glimpses at a huge family gathering with tons of food, laughter, and love.
Considering that some of their songs tend to portray Ocala in a negative light and how much they hate it (“I hate this town/ it’s so washed up” from “All signs Point to Lauderdale” instantly comes to mind), it’s nice to see how times and touring have changed their perception of where they grew up.
“City of Ocala” is featured on the band’s recently released album, 2013’s Common Courtesy.