Travie McCoy has released the new song and music video for ‘Loved Me Back To Life.’ Fans will notice some familiar faces as the video features cameos from Zach Holmes (Zackass), GaTa (from FXX’s Dave), Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street), Wes Period, and Chad Tepper.
“It’s a song about finding your twin flame after years of failed relationships,” says Travie about ‘Loved Me Back To Life.’ “You start to grow more and more cold and detached when you begin to think you may die alone. I’m a true believer that there is someone out there for EVERYONE but it took a very long time and lots of broken hearts to come to that realization. This song is for my second half.”
The single follows ‘A Spoonful Of Cinnamon,’ released in June, which was the introduction to the most honest, unpretentious, devastatingly powerful music of Travie’s career. He writes about his battles with bi-polar disorder and drug addiction, his heartbreak and devastation with the loss of loved ones, including his grandfather, and his emergence from a shell of a person into a full-fledged human ready to follow his dreams and his heart. Check out the song and music video down below.
Growing up as a bi-racial kid in Geneva, NY, he grew up loving hardcore and punk rock, along with hip hop and R&B, and instead of choosing one lane, he created a genre-bending sound that changed what modern alternative and pop looked like. He formed Gym Class Heroes, a group that found a community in the alternative/punk space, but shot into the mainstream with hits like the 3x Platinum ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’ and ‘Stereo Hearts.’ But as a solo artist, he hit new heights, and jump-started the careers of a number of up and coming artists, with songs like the 4x Platinum, ‘Billionaire ft. Bruno Mars.’
Travie was recently a guest on the popular podcast ‘No Jumper,’ where he dove into detail about his past addictions, inspirations, and upcoming new music. You can check it out HERE.
With his signing to the powerhouse independent label, Hopeless Records, Travie McCoy is ready to be in control of his life and career, however vulnerable and scary that may feel. Having come out on the other side, Travie wants to share his story with the world: “Being myself and completely transparent throughout my entire career hopefully inspires everyone to do exactly the same. Hopefully all the trials and tribulations that I went through helped pave the way for the next generation.”