The good news is that you don’t have to spend your entire life in the closet to be kissed, as long as you don.
That’s the message from the new video for the band’s song “Don’t Let Me Go.”
The video was released Monday, Aug. 28, by the group’s label, Epitaph, in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
The song, produced by longtime friend, songwriter and longtime collaborator, singer-songwriter Phil Singeris, was written and performed by Singeris with backing vocals from guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Joe Russo.
“Don’s” lyrics were inspired by the fact that the song’s title literally translates as “Don, you got to let me go.”
In a recent interview with NPR, Singeris explained the reasoning behind the song, explaining, “I was looking for a song to say that it was okay to not be afraid.
To not be ashamed.
To just be in the moment and just have fun and go for it.”
The song also celebrates Singeris’ new life as a musician and a father, adding that he hopes to help his family through the difficult times they’ve been through.
The band has released two albums since the video’s release, and they’ve also shared new music.
For more on Phil Singeriss’ career, check out the bands “Don” video below.
“It was a lot of fun for us, and it was an amazing experience, because we got to perform with all the other bands, and all the people who worked with us and who played for us,” Singeris said.
“I’ve gotten to know so many people and I’ve learned so much from all of them.
So to have this opportunity to have that honor, to sing for someone else who I’ve grown up with, I think is a really cool thing.”
Singeris also announced that he will be reuniting with his former bandmate, drummer, and vocalist Joe Russo for a new album of new music on Epitacopia, a new streaming service from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“We are so proud to be a part of Epitacon, and the music we made with Joe and Phil and the rest of the band was amazing,” Singerism said in a statement.
“The fans, and I think the world, will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be with these amazing people and to hear them play again.
It’s really exciting to be able to play with all these wonderful people again.”
The new music is due out Nov. 15.
For the full story, check the New York Times.