It is August 25th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
The band taking home this week's 'Song of the Week' spot resides in Beaumont, Texas, a city roughly four hours west of the Texas capital, Austin.
The three young men who create this band may "thrive on delivering a diverse and distinct sound". But, with what talent these three have, they surely produce a lot more.
The pop/rock/punk band, Dear You, comprised of Chris Roach (vocals / guitar), Mason McDonald (bass / backing vocals) and Louis Moore (drums), first launched in May of 2009. And, now, just under nine thousand 'likes' strong on Facebook, this band has definitely put forth some phenomenal music, all while backing themselves with a [continuously growing] fan base.
In 2011 Dear You started releasing their music to their fans via iTunes. And, throughout 2011 they released their first single, If You'd Ask Me To, on April 4th 2011, their first EP, titled Journals, on December 17th 2011, as well as another single, The Way You Left Me, on December 26th 2011.
Throughout 2012 the guys released two new singles, August Almost Broke Me, on August 25th 2012, and Down The Street, on October 31st 2012. And, during the first half of this year, 2013, Dear You have released two new tunes, I Am The Arrow, on January 2nd 2013, and Black And White, on April 30th 2013. Those unbelievable songs were followed by their newest single If Worries Were Weights, which can be found on their brand new EP, Faith, Fear And Hope, which was just released on August 13th 2013.
When Chris, Mason and Louis released If Worries Were Weights to iTunes on June 26th 2013 it instantly put fans on the edge of their seat in anticipation of the official EP release, which followed two months later. And, if you have heard the song itself you will completely understand why it is earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot.
The official music video for If Worries Were Weights, this week's 'Song of the Week', is one you need to watch, right away. The video itself was created with the help of the Dear You fans and is packed with fans holding up lyrics and inspirational and motivational quotations. Plus, the song's lyrics themselves just make you want to hit repeat. "I still need something to believe in. Yeah, I've made mistakes, but I'm moving on with my head held high." are just the beginning verse's lyrics. And, of course, as the song progresses it just builds to something even more incredible and inspirational.
On top of the already very neat and well put together official music video, the video ends with something even more amazing. As the song fades out the band posts, "If you ever feel alone, or need someone to talk to, the band is here for you. Please call or text us anytime." And, the band also posts a phone number where they can be reached.
It is no wonder why CreativeSpotlights.com said, "Without giving it all away, a lot of people can relate to the lyrics and be captured by the beat so if you’re a pop punk/rock fan then this band would certainly be suited to you. They’ve drawn me in and I’m glad I found them because I’m pretty much hooked."
Dear You has not only proven that they are a band to watch out for because of their immense talent. But, these three young men have definitely shown a very mature and incredible side of themselves which makes them even more real to fans. And, that is why their song, If Worries Were Weights, is earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot.
As I have suggested, if you have not watched the official music video for this week's 'Song of the Week', If Worries Were Weights, yet, please do. That song, along with many others, can be found on the official Dear You Youtube Channel, here:
See you next Sunday for the newest 'Song of the Week' spot to be awarded to another artist or band. But, of course, while you wait for that, please check out Dear You and their seriously phenomenal music, talent and passion. You will not be disappointed.
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Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: From left to right: Louis Moore (drums), Chris Roach (vocals / guitar) & Mason McDonald (bass / backing vocals)
Picture 2: Dear You - Faith, Fear And Hope EP Cover
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