Taking Back Sunday have shared their first new music in four years with ‘The One’. Check out the music video below.
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Produced by Tushar Apte (Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj) and mixed by Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Bleachers), ‘The One’ is an anthemic rock ballad described as “a sweet love song – full-on John Cusack holding a boombox” by the band.
On the track’s deeper meaning, the band explained: “This song came from a riff that [bassist] Shaun Cooper wrote the day he lost his grandmother while she was in a nursing home at the start of the COVID pandemic.”
They continued: “Devastated with overpowering sadness, he found comfort in writing music and initially titled the riff ‘Posivibes’ in an effort to find some light through the darkness. He never shared the story of the title or how that riff came together with us until after it was complete. Shaun didn’t want his story affecting the ultimate meaning of the song, because it’s actually an uplifting one.”
‘The One’ also mark’s the band’s first release for their new label home Fantasy Records. The rock veterans were signed to a worldwide recording contract with the LA-based indie label earlier this year.
In other news, Taking Back Sunday are hitting the road next month on a North American tour that includes headlining the 16-date Sad Summer Fest 2023 through July and a number of additional dates in August and September. Check out the full list of dates below and visit here for tickets.
Taking Back Sunday’s 2023 North American tour dates are:
6 – Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
7 – Clearwater, FL, Coachman Park
8 – Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
11 – Portsmouth, VA, Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
12 – Baltimore, MD, Pier Six Pavilion
14 – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
15 – Philadelphia, PA, Skyline Stage at Mann
16 – Boston, MA, Leader Bank Pavilion
18 – Sterling Heights, MI, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
19 – Cincinnati, OH, The Andrew J Brady Music Center
21 – Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
22 – Indianapolis, IN, TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
23 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
25 – Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
26 – Austin, TX, Germania Insurance Amphitheater
29 – Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
12 – Washington, PA, Four Chord Music Festival 2023
19 – Las Vegas, NV, Downtown Rocks FREE Concert Series
25 – St Louis, MO, Ballpark Village
26 – Kansas City, MO, KC Live!
29 – Cocoa, FL, Cocoa Riverfront Park
30 – Jupiter, FL, Dastoberfest