Just one week after releasing their emotional new single “Skyscraper” featuring folk singer/songwriter Julien Baker, post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré have returned with a new just-as-sad music video for the track.
Filmed in New York City, the video follows frontman Jeremy Bolm as he pushes an empty wheelchair around the city – which, just in case you haven’t been following along, is for Bolm’s mother who recently lost her fight with cancer.
“My mother always dreamed of New York City,” says Bolm. “Whenever I would travel there, she’d demand stories including hyper specific details of the buildings and a new tchotchke of a historic landmark. She had moved from Nebraska to California and was never able to travel east. When she was diagnosed with cancer, I knew I had to make the trip happen. In the spring of 2014, months before she passed, her dream came true. My brother, her and I hit every tourist location imaginable.”
Bolm continued to add, “Aside from the cancer making her weak, she had severe scoliosis which prevented her from being on her feet too long, so we pushed her all over the city in a wheelchair. It got us to the front of every line as if she were royalty to now everyone, not just me. Her eyes lit up in time square, and her mouth never lost a smile on the subway train. ‘Skyscraper’ is a thank you letter to the city that brought her so much joy at a time when joy felt unattainable. Her ashes were buried in her small hometown in Nebraska I’ll likely never see again, but when I’m in New York City, I feel her love.”
To check out the video, be sure to look below. Afterwards, pre-orders for Touché Amoré’s upcoming album Stage Four can be found here.