Just a couple days until the anticipated new album Battle Scars from Paradise Fears is out on June 25th and they’re already making an impact when they released their music video for their new song ”What Are You Waiting For?”.
In less than 24 hours the video is already up to 8,000+ views, their fans managed to get #WAYWF as the #1 trending topic on twitter quickly and when I logged into my facebook, it was swarmed with people talking about and sharing the video.
As many old-time and current Paradise Fears fans know, the line “what are you waiting for?” was previously used in their song “Just A Feeling” off their full-length Yours Truly, released 2 years ago. But contrary to that being the case, this line is used in an eternally new aspect on this song. It questions us all what we’re waiting for, why aren’t we going out and doing the things that we want to in life? If we don’t start now, will we ever get there? Because after all, “this world is only there for those willing to take it”.
Back in May when they released the first single off the album “Lullaby”, you could tell they weren’t that pop/rock band anymore and the trend continues with this release. The guitar chords, beat and vocals all ring out a sound much more pop than their previous albums and EPs. It reminds me of the many covers they’ve posted on youtube. Though, part of this could be due to the spoken-word that is used in the song, as lead singer, Sam Miller seemed to always find a way to sneak an original rap into many of the covers. The bands does hold strong with their perfect expression of inspiring lyrics but the music video is what really takes you by the heart and leads you to a place where dreaming is doing.
A couple months ago Paradise Fears asked their fans to send in their bucket-list to them, saying they’d see what they could do and this video proves that they kept true to their words. The video takes us on mini-journies where people go out and do what they’ve been wanting to do. From a guy wanting to conquer his fears and jumping on a crazy roller-coaster with Cole, to burning pictures around a fire to start over or wanting to commit therefore getting a tattoo (which Miller shows off the last couple seconds of the video)…this video covers it all. You can’t help but smile.
It’s obvious that there’s a change in the style of music but the love these guys have for their fans hasn’t changed a bit. It’s clearly shown when you watch each activity in the video. Every member is there right beside each person, cheering them on, supporting them and simply bringing a positive and happiness into the atmosphere.
Once I was done watching the video, I ended up making a bucket-list myself. This video is truly uplifting and inspiring, to say the least.
So, I guess this leaves us with one question…what are YOU waiting for?