Hit the Lights released their new album, Summer Bones last month, but the album’s release is not stopping the band from releasing a music video for one of the new tracks.
The band premiered the video for “Life on the Bottom” exclusively on ESPN, though we’ve posted it below.
The video which was directed by Kyle Thrash, follows boxing newcomer Ismael Villarreal as he trains (in a subway train, on a roof, in an alley, and in a ring) for and competes in his first fight at the Golden Gloves Tournament in Brooklyn, NY.
When asked about what inspired the video, vocalist Nick Thompson said:
“We’ve worked with Kyle Thrash so many times that we have complete trust in his ideas and abilities. When he approached us about the idea for a video centered around Ismael, we were totally on board. The song made sense with Ismael’s struggles and it’s great to be able to give him some limelight while we take the back seat!”
Watch the video.
Hit the Lights will be heading out on tour later this Spring on Chunk! No Captain Chunk!’s upcoming “Get Lost, Find Yourself Spring Tour” alongside Forever Came Calling, To The Wind, and In Her Own Words.
Full tour dates for the “Get Lost, Find Yourself Spring Tour” can be found here.