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Memphis May Fire Drops Video For Scorching New Single “Paralyzed”

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Today, Memphis May Fire has premiered “Paralyzed” via SiriusXM’s Octane alongside the music video available on YouTube.

Paralyzed” stands with those who battle crippling anxiety. The song evokes intense emotions, expressing compassion for the gut-wrenching experience. Letting Memphis May Fire fans know they’re not alone: “We hope to connect with listeners who share this struggle, offering a sense of understanding and solidarity.”

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Serving as one of the heaviest songs in their catalog, the band spares no detail in describing the “vicious cycle” that is anxiety. Discussing desperate attempts to control it that leave you feeling hopeless, vocalist Matty Mullins sings, “I’ve been over-medicating/Waiting to pray for peace/I guess it’s death or deliverance/But it’s not up to me.” A truth that anyone who struggles with depression or anxiety can instantly identify with.

The video cleverly demonstrates anxiety and the way it could feel inside with a dark and chaotic composition. A free-floating camera jumps around in a hollow void, capturing the band’s performance from obscure angles and fast, whipping motions. The camera becomes the nervous system and the venue, anxiety itself. Check out the “Paralyzed” music video below.

With the earlier release of explosive single “Chaotic” and now “Paralyzed,” Memphis May Fire is on a roll this year, with new music to come. In the meantime, you can catch them on tour this fall. Check the dates below and grab your tickets here.  

Tour Dates:

  • Sept. 24—Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
  • Sept. 25—Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club
  • Sept. 27—Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
  • Sept. 29—Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
  • Oct. 1—Chicago, IL @ House of Blues – Chicago
  • Oct. 2—Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
  • Oct. 4—Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
  • Oct. 5—Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 
  • Oct. 6—New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • Oct. 8—Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
  • Oct. 9—Portland, ME @ Aura
  • Oct. 11—New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
  • Oct. 12—Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
  • Oct. 13—Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
  • Oct. 15—Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • Oct. 16—Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
  • Oct. 18—Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
  • Oct. 22—Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
  • Oct. 23—Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
  • Oct. 25—Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
  • Oct. 26—Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre – Tucson
  • Oct. 27—Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay – House of Blues Music Hall
  • Oct. 29—Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
  • Oct. 30—Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
  • Nov. 1—San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
  • Nov. 2—Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
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