You may want to get the tissues ready because Sum 41’s newest music video is going to make you shed some serious tears.
On Tuesday (June 18), the Canadian band unleashed the music video for “Never There,” the third single off their upcoming new album.
The four-and-a-half-minute clip begins with a kid skateboarding around town while frontman Deryck Whibley sits in a sunlit room playing the piano. The camera pans to a photograph with the kid, and two people who we can assume are his parents.
The scenery changes to the kid sitting at the kitchen table as his parents argue behind him. Instead of staying to watch the argument escalate, he walks away. The fight soon spills to the front yard where the man pushes the woman down to the ground. Like the deadbeat dad that we know the man is about to become, he bails on the woman and his son.
The viewer watches as the woman has to take on the burden of making ends, something particularly difficult when you’re waiting tables. Bills and eviction notices soon begin to arrive, forcing the mother and son duo to move into a cheap motel.
As the video progresses, we watch as their bond gets stronger through their difficult times, and as time moves on, their situation starts to get better.
We warned you that it was going to be a tearjerker. Watch the music video for “Never There” above.
“Never there” will join previously released tracks “A Death in the Family” and “Out for Blood” on Sum 41’s forthcoming seventh studio album.
Order in Decline is due out July 19 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders are available for purchase here. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of “Out for Blood” and “A Death in the Family.”
Order in Decline is the follow-up to 2016’s 13 Voices.
Sum 41 announced the release of their seventh studio album back in April. According to the band, the forthcoming record will be their “heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.”
Later this month, the group will join the Used, Circa Survive, and Thrice on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival. The 25-stop tour kicks off later this week at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas.