Taking Back Sunday have dropped their first new music in over four years with the soaring ‘The One’.
It arrives ahead of a summer US tour that sees them headlining the 16-date Sad Summer Fest 2023 through July, alongside a number of additional dates in August and September.
Check out the music video for ‘The One’ below, in which they invite us along as they prepare for their next gig:
On the track, the band have said:
“‘The One’ is a sweet love song—full-on John Cusack holding a boombox… We’ve been waiting a long time to share this song and we’re so excited that we finally can. We hope you love it as much as we do.”
A heartfelt ode to seizing the moment, they have also explained the deeper meaning behind it:
“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.”
Last year, Taking Back Sunday featured on The Maine‘s single ‘Loved You A Little’ alongside Charlotte Sands:
The Maine will also be playing Sad Summer Fest 2023.
Catch Taking Back Sunday on tour across the US at the below dates:
7/6 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily’s Place
7/7 — Clearwater, FL — Coachman Park
7/8 — Alpharetta, GA — Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
7/11 — Portsmouth, VA — Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
7/12 — Baltimore, MD — Pier Six Pavilion
7/14 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15 — Philadelphia, PA — Skyline Stage at Mann
7/16 — Boston, MA — Leader Bank Pavilion
7/18 — Sterling Heights, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/19 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J Brady Music Center
7/21 — Chicago, IL — Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/22 — Indianapolis, IN — TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
7/23 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater
7/25 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
7/26 — Austin, TX — Germania Insurance Amphitheater
7/29 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/12 — Washington, PA – Four Chord Music Festival 2023
8/19 — Las Vegas, NV — Downtown Rocks FREE Concert Series
8/25 — St Louis, MO — Ballpark Village
8/26 — Kansas City, MO — KC Live!
9/29 — Cocoa, FL — Cocoa Riverfront Park
9/30 — Jupiter, FL — Dastoberfest