Mayday Parade address depression in ‘Looks Red, Tastes Blue’

With a few weeks left before they hit the touring circuit once again, Mayday Parade has returned with their music video for “Looks Red, Tastes Blue.” On Thursday (May 30), the Florida-founded band unleashed the four-minute clip for the emotional track off their recently released sixth studio album.

The video follows a group of people as they seem to be experiencing the lowest point in their lives. From sitting alone at a restaurant and trying to drown themselves to emotionlessly staring at themselves in a mirror and sitting alone in a park, each person shown seems to be experiencing their own personal hell of loneliness.

As the video progresses, we watch as each of them takes a (slow) step in the right direction by picking themselves up and going forward with their lives. As these people go about their lives, we also watch the band perform the song, surrounded by blue light.

“We wanted to make a video that connected all of you even more and Looks Red, Tastes Blue was the perfect song to give us that opportunity,” the band tweeted about the music video for the new song.

“No matter what you’re going through in life, we’re there for you.”

Watch the music video for “Looks Red, Tastes Blue” above.

“Looks Red, Tastes Blue” is featured on Mayday Parade’s recently released record Sunnyland. Sunnyland was released in June 2018 through Rise Records. The album debuted at the number seven spot on Billboard‘s Alternative Albums chart as well as the number nine spot on Billboard‘s Independent Albums chart.

The band has spent most of the last year on the road, touring behind the record’s release. This summer, they will embark on the inaugural Sad Summer Festival.

The summertime excursion will find the five-piece joining forces with State Champs, the Maine, the Wonder Years, and more for the North American run. Sad Summer Fest begins its emo takeover on July 5 at Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas. The trek will wrap up a month later on Aug. 3 at the City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim.

Sad Summer Fest’s full itinerary can be found here.

Mayday Parade, the Maine, the Wonder Years to headline inaugural Sad Summer Fest

sadsummer2019Dear Emo kids, we know the days of following Warped Tour across the country have come to an end, but that’s okay because it looks like we’ll be getting a new traveling music fest really soon. On Tuesday (March 19), the first annual Sad Summer Fest was announced. Following a week of cryptic online posts from several bands on the lineup, the event and its accompanying list were confirmed.

The cross-country event will feature performances by Mayday Parade, State Champs, the Maine, the Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T., and Just Friends. In addition to the acts mentioned above, who will play almost all the dates on the gig’s itinerary, acts like Every Avenue, Four Year Strong, Set It Off, Forever the Sickest Kids, and Emo Nite will also appear on select dates.

The impending tour will include stops in major markets such as Houston, Orlando, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, and a two-night engagement at the Masquerade in Atlanta (July 8 and 9).

Sad Summer Fest will start its summertime excursion on July 5 at Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas. The trek will wrap up a month later on Aug. 3 at the City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim.

“What could be better than being emo with your best friends in the sweet summer sun? Being emotional with your friends in the sweet summer sun at the Sad Summer Festival, that’s what,” the Maine’s John O’Callaghan said in a press release.

Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders adds: “This tour is about putting aside our differences and coming together as a community of people to enjoy music and art. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and I can’t wait to see everyone out there.”

Limited pre-sale tickets are currently available on the traveling festival’s website with the code SAD. General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

Back in October, Every Avenue announced two reunion shows following six years on hiatus. Similarly, Forever the Sickest Kids began teasing fans of a possible return at the beginning of the year. Last year, they re-issued their debut album Underdog Alma Mater on vinyl.

For now, the full Sad Summer Fest tour itinerary can be found below.


July 5 –Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! *#
July 6 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *#
July 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T.)
July 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends)
July 10 –Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater %
July 12 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
July 13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center
July 14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors ^
July 16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *
July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE
July 20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor
July 21 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in *$
July 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
July 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live @
July 27 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *+
Aug. 3 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors *

@ without The Maine
* without The Wonder Years
$ Every Avenue
^ Four Year Strong
% Set It Off
# Forever the Sickest Kids
+ Emo Nite