Mad At The World Music Video

Call MTV, I think we just found our video of the year!

If you haven’t checked out the video for “Mad at the World,” you are seriously missing out. It takes the viewer on a crazy adventure with a slightly wound up Dustin who’s on the verge of a breakdown, getting frustrated by a goofy, fun-loving, free-spirited Kendall (in very questionable wardrobe) who has made his mission to try and get Dustin to cut loose, relax, and not see life so stressfully. It’s only when Dustin is truly free that Kendall’s job is done.

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“You gotta take control of the most important part of yourself. Your mind, my man.”

This video itself is like a little movie for the guys, both of them taking on acting roles and characters more than the musicians we often see. It is 9 minutes 45 seconds of entertainment, with ups and downs and surprises around every corner. It’s an epic journey that leaves you full of hope, positive vibes, a smile, and an open mind that things might just not be that bad after all.

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This short film was recorded and directed by Wesley Quinn, who has worked on several of Heffron Drive’s previous music videos in some capacity. We spoke with Wes to get some behind-the-scenes details!

The video was shot over a four day long road trip that spanned over 22,000 miles from Kansas to California! Wes called the experience “pure adventure.,” going on to add, “This project was a blast! A wonderful, bonding moment for all of us that we will never forget.”

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Filming the road trip was not originally intended to be a music video, but just some fun footage to share with fans. With creative minds like Kendall, Dustin, and Wes though, the idea of documenting a road trip morphed into an elaborate concept that had Wes flying out to Kansas to ride along with the boys to film it properly. The result was a short film they could all be proud of.

Check out the video here.

// Rachael, Melly

 

Are You Mad? – Heffron Drive Release New Single (Review)

After months of teasing fans, Heffron Drive officially shared their latest single “Mad at the World” on Friday, January 19, 2018.

The band appears to have moved away from their original electronic EDM sound, and have gotten heavy into guitars and drums, giving their music a more rock/alternative sound. This is evident just twelve seconds into the song when you hear the beat of drums take over. From there, it’s all high energy. This song is no ballad!

Dustin’s guitar solo is seamless. Each new song showcases his skills and blows us away with his brilliance, while Kendall shocked a lot of fans with a scream worthy of any Taking Back Sunday song. It’s clear they are really feeling this new sound they’re producing and we dig it.

The boys have harnessed their lyrical storytelling and kept it simple. It`s not about finding love or surviving a break-up. It’s purely what the title says: being mad at the world. We have all experienced this at one point or another, even more so with the current state of events. The lyrics tell a tale of one person’s struggle to try and deal with situations that may bring you down in day to day life. Questioning if there is something better out there, if anyone even cares, and how sometimes you just want to move away and start over.

“Mad at the World” is available through all major digital retailers and streaming services.

// Rachael, Melly