Last week beloved American band The Early November announced their album ‘Twenty’ set for release on 14th October on Pure Noise Records and today, we are treated to a new but nostalgic video for lead single ‘Make It Happen.’
“We generally wanted to create a video, mirroring what life was like for kids our age as our music scene was exploding in 2002. When you go back 20 years, you start to notice all of these little things that’ve changed.. what we did for fun, what we wore, the technology, etc. It was a blast to sort out. The call backs to our first music video just made sense. It puts us exactly where we were 20 years ago so you have a reference point. The fun part was reliving it. Egging the same guy 20 years later.. recreating shots from the original video.. It’s a nod to the people who’ve supported us from the start. Naturally, all that nostalgia comes back when you work on a project like this. The 1619 house is where we played many of our first shows. To go back, move all the new furniture, and dress it like a 2002 house show.. that was a full circle moment. We wanted to highlight the music scene we grew up with. It was the perfect outlet built around community and acceptance, where all that mattered was the music. It was a special thing to revisit,” shares Jeff Kummer.
Album ‘Twenty’ effortlessly straddles the divide between then and now, its 10 songs casting a backward glance at the days and years gone by, while also looking forward to the future. A collection of both brand new tracks and older ones written during the course of the band’s life to date, the result is something of a paradox: this both is and isn’t a new Early November record.
“‘Twenty’ is an album we are extremely proud of,” says Ace Enders. “It captures the moments of our 20-year career perfectly. A lot of these songs were originally b-sides from over the years, some of which are the strongest songs we’ve written together, but simply just didn’t fit on an album. It feels almost like fate that they were saved until now for this release.”
The lead single ‘Make It Happen,’ is cited as the most nostalgic song from the album. “We wrote the lyrics driving through the desert for the first time on the 2002 Warped Tour,“ says Ace Enders. “It’s a song about leaving and finding a way to make a relationship work while being apart.”