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Taking Back Sunday Returns in 2023 with “The One”

Emo kids everywhere can rejoice: Taking Back Sunday has released new music–yes, new music in 2023! The new single, titled “The One,” marks the band’s first new track in four years–and it comes with a new music video, too. The wait may have been long, but the genre-defining rockers are back.

What are you waiting for?

Go stream that shit.

Check out “The One” by Taking Back Sunday on Spotify:

Speaking on the song’s deeper meaning, the legendary ’00s emo band explains, “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.”

Catch the new music video for “The One” on YouTube:

The new music video, which was directed by DJay Brawner, depicts the multi-platinum selling rock band preparing for their next gig–and the new roads ahead of them. It’s almost as if they’re inviting fans along for the journey, which is still, in part, shrouded in mystery.

Further elaborating on the song, Taking Back Sunday explains that “The One” also serves as a nod to the classic ’80s movie, Say Anything:

“‘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.”

Taking Back Sunday is on the road this summer

You can find Taking Back Sunday headlining Sad Summer Fest 2023 alongside The Maine starting on July 6th. This festival, much like the beloved Warped Tour of our youth, will be touring throughout the United States this Summer.

Find more information here.

Find your local stop on the Sad Summer Fest tour:

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

More opportunities to see Taking Back Sunday live:
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

Find tickets to all of Taking Back Sunday’s events on the band’s website.

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