Emo pop-punk band southstate released their new single “Myb Nxt Yr” as well as its accompanying music video. The track will be on the band’s upcoming debut EP.
About the video, bassist Sam Ma stated:
“We wanted to have a bit of quirky, non-serious narrative in an urban decayed sort of area. We chose to use the Town & Country Drive-In theater in Abeline because drive-in theater culture is really prevalent in Texas. It’s really rooted in how we consume media in the South, and they’re really good stand-ins for a lot of metaphoric coming of age experiences in novels and other media. We were lucky enough to get permission to shoot at this location, and the rest kind of came together naturally.”
In the video, the band pulls up to play a show at a run-down, ancient drive-in theater ran by an ominous skeleton. As they’re unloading equipment, Sam trips over his over-priced shoes, dies, and becomes a ghost (in a bed sheet of course). After a lighthearted murder of the remaining band members, they all accept their fate in the bed sheet afterlife.
Based in Texas, southstate consists of Brady Sharp (vocals/guitar), Sampson Ma (vocals/bass), and Travis Huffine (drums).
Photo Credit: Amanda Aguirre