The Neighbourhood has just released the music video for “R.I.P. 2 My Youth”, a new track off their upcoming sophomore album Wiped Out!, which will be out on October 30th. Fittingly, it’s dark and funereal, with visuals of shadows, cigarettes, the lead singer literally in a coffin, and is set in what seems to be a subterranean tunnel system.. symbolizing the speculated light at the end of the tunnel at death?
When the audio premiered last month, lead singer Jesse Rutherford explained what the song was about: “To be honest I think the lyrics kind of describe it the best. I think just hearing it is probably the best way to explain it. I feel like it could really go for all of us as far as what has happened in our life in the past couple years and the awesome opportunities we’ve been able to have. I think kind of reflecting back on it – growing up per se, whether you want to or not. Sometimes your youth – some people have it taken away from them earlier and some people get to wait a little longer before you have to grow up, but either way the world kind of hits you”.
The Neighbourhood is behind the massive hit “Sweater Weather”, off their debut Album I Love You. Check out their live Sugar Beach Session from 2 years ago: