Makeout is debuting a new music video for their latest single “Blast Off” today on Clevver.com. Footage for the clip was compiled during the band’s run this past summer on the final cross-country Vans Warped Tour.
Frontman Sam Boxold says, “Blast Off is a song about letting go of the pressure people put on you when you’re having success, or lack thereof. It’s about where you’re heading and not where you’ve been. I always say, “Do your best, and if it’s good enough for you, that’s all that matters.” Without Blast Off, The Good Life just wouldn’t have felt complete. It’s kind of crazy cause when I was initially writing that song, I was thinking about all of the people that told me I needed to go the 9-5 route to have a happy and fulfilled life. There I was sitting in a studio in LA working with the likes of Travis Barker, John Feldmann, Lil Aaron, and Ashton and Calum of 5SOS and getting to live out my dreams. I always wanted to do exactly what I’m doing right now and none of it would have been possible if I didn’t believe in myself and ignore the doubters. I think it’s important to remind people of that, especially in such a social media based world.”
Makeout will be on the road with Cute Is What We Aim For, Minshara and Brightside starting November 25. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
The band’s latest LP The Good Life is out now on Rise Records.
Nov 4 Berwyn, IL- The Wire
Nov 6 Detroit, MI- The Shelter
Nov 7 Grand Rapids, MI- The Stache at The Intersection
Nov 9 Indianapolis, IN- Emerson Theater
Nov 10 Columbus, OH- A&R Music Bar
Nov 11 Cleveland Heights, OH- Grog Shop
Nov 14 Pittsburgh, PA- The Club at Stage AE
Nov 16 Easton, PA- One Center Square
Nov 17 Hamden, CT- Space Ballroom
Nov 18 Brooklyn, NY- Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Nov 20 Allston, MA- Great Scott
Nov 21 Buffalo, NY- Rec Room
Nov 23 Syracuse, NY- Westcott Theater
Nov 25 Toronto, ON- Velvet Underground