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Taking Back Sunday Return With Emotional New Single “The One”

Photo By: DJay Brawner

Emo kings, Taking Back Sunday have returned today to give us a brand new single, “The One”. We are thrilled, obviously. The devastating and emotional track shows the band tugging at our heartstring, as well as their own. This new song comes after a batch of newer tracks included on their 20th anniversary reissue of Tell All Your Friends, titled Twenty. Before that, the band hasn’t released new music since their 2016 album, Tidal Wave. Does this mean we will be getting a new full-length soon? We sure as hell hope so. 

Speaking on the new song, the band shared: “This song came from a riff that Shaun Cooper wrote the day he lost his grandmother while she was in a nursing home at the start of the Covid pandemic. 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.”

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Taking Back Sunday have dropped a new music video to accompany “The One” as well. The video opens with the band sitting in a circle around a table outside. They discuss an upcoming house show performance, and whether or not they should play their new song. They agree, of course. The video then follows the group getting dressed and ready for the show, coincidentally all dressing in similar rust orange colored suits. They share a sweet conversation on the couch, head out, load into a car, and the video fades as they drive towards the show. Check it out below!

Taking Back Sunday is set to headline Sad Summer Fest kicking off in July. They are joined by acts like The Maine, PVRIS, Stand Atlantic and more. See the full list of dates below and grab your tickets here.

  • July 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place*
  • July 7 – Clearwater, FL @ Coachman Park*
  • July 8 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
  • July 11 – Portsmouth, VA @ Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion*
  • July 12 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion*
  • July 14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
  • July 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann
  • July 16 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion^
  • July 18 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill#
  • July 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park#
  • July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island#
  • July 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
  • July 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater#
  • July 25 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory%
  • July 26 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater %
  • July 29 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre%
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