Watch Young the Giant outrun a rainy cloud in ‘Heat of the Summer’

If you’re currently in the middle of putting together your rocking Fourth of July playlist, may we suggest Young the Giant’s latest track? On Wednesday (July 3), the California-founded act released the music video for their latest single, “Heat of the Summer.”

The three-and-a-half-minute clip begins on a beach with the camera panning across the sand when it rests upon frontman Sameer Gadhia who has a permanent rain cloud hanging over his head (think Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh).

Throughout the video, we watch as Gadhia tries to find some kind of happiness through small interactions with other people who happen to be his fellow bandmates. We watch as he tries to put on some sunscreen (it ends up being a blob of white), smokes a joint (but things don’t go as planned), enjoys a tiki drink (can’t sign the receipt correctly), and attempts to eat an ice cream cone (it melts).

When he finally thinks he’s about to escape his rainy cloud, it just follows him before it consumes him. When Gadhia becomes one with the cloud, it seems to take him into another world, and all his previous troubles disappear.

Watch the music video for “Heat of the Summer” above.

“Heat of the Summer” joins previously released singles “Simplify,” “Call Me Back,” and “Superposition” on the group’s recently released record Mirror Master. The album, the band’s fourth studio effort, was released in October 2018. In a funny twist, the album peaked at the number 69 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

In support of Mirror Master, the band is currently on the road with labelmates Fitz and the Tantrums. Their co-headlining tour kicked off last month and included a sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. At the time of publication, the tour’s stop at the Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Oregon was also categorized as sold out.

COIN and Alice Merton were confirmed as the two bands’ opening acts. COIN will play the role of supporting band during the July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.

Tonight, the musicians can be found at the Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Young the Giant extend ‘Mirror Master’ tour into 2019

Young the Giant fans rejoice! The band just extended their current tour into the spring of 2019. On Monday (Oct. 22), the California-founded band formally announced an additional 28 stops for their current North American Mirror Master tour. The second leg of the excursion will begin on Jan. 29 at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont and conclude a month an a half later on March 9 at the McDonald Theater in Eugene, Oregon.

Sure, Sure will open for Young the Giant throughout the second leg of the tour. Pre-sale tickets for the newly added shows are currently available. General tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. local time.

The newly added dates are in support of Young the Giant’s recently released record, Mirror Master. The record was released earlier this month through Elektra Records. The record, the band’s fourth studio album, recently peaked at the No. 69 spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart.

According to a press release provided by the five-piece, the album focuses on personal self-awareness and growth.

“Within one single day, we’re all so many different people. Especially with the use of social media, we’re not just living in the now — we’re living on several different timelines simultaneously,” vocalist Sameer Gadhia explained in the press statement.

“A lot of the album came from thinking about how we have all these separations within ourselves that allow us to go about our day. We don’t have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are.”

Mirror Master is the follow-up to the group’s 2016 release, Home of the Strange.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the second leg of the North American Mirror Master tour can be seen below.

MIRROR MASTER 2019 TOUR DATES:

Jan. 29 — Burlington, VT – Flynn Theatre +
Jan.30 — Albany, NY – Palace Theatre +
Jan. 31 — Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena +
Feb. 2 — Norfolk, VA – The NorVa +
Feb. 4 — North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center +
Feb. 6 — Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre +
Feb. 7 — Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre +
Feb. 8 — Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre +
Feb. 9 — Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel +
Feb. 12 — Chattanooga, TN – The Signal +
Feb. 14 — Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford +
Feb. 15 — Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
Feb. 16 — Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place +
Feb. 17 — Columbia, MO – The Blue Note +
Feb. 19 — Urbana, IL – Canopy Club +
Feb. 20 — Urbana, IL – Canopy Club +
Feb. 21 — West Lafayette, IN – Purdue University, Elliot Hall of Music +
Feb. 23 — Madison, WI – The Sylvee +
Feb. 24 — St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre +
Feb. 26 — Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre +
Feb. 27 — Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre +
March 1 — Edmonton, Alberta – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
March 2 — Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall +
March 4 — Vancouver, BC – Orpheum +
March 6 — Missoula, MT – The Wilma +
March 7 — Boise, ID – Knitting Factory +
March 8 — Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory +
March 9 — Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater +

+ Sure Sure as support