Some times you have to grab sadness by the balls and teach it who is boss. And that is exactly what Like Pacific has done with this new video for “22A.”
“While recording [Distance Like You Asked], I finished up a session for the night and headed out with some friends,” Black explains. “I received a phone call around midnight from my father. He had told me that my grandmother, who I had lived with for the last five years, had passed away.
“This prolonged the recording process by a few weeks. I was very distraught and carried a lot of blame for not being there for her. I decided to scratch the lyrics to one of the last songs we were recording and re-wrote them—something I never wanted to do, but, now, I feel much better about going through with it.”
“As much as I hate the fact that I had to write this song, I kept it very personal, but open for people to connect with on different levels, whether it’s a friend or a family member,” Black says. “I hope the video does justice, to show how I feel everyday.”
“22A” comes from Like Pacific’s debut album Distance Like You Asked, which released on Feb. 19. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, the band formed in 2010 with Black on vocals, Greg Hall on guitar, Luke Holmes on bass and Chris Thaung on bass.
Catch Like Pacific on tour with Senses Fail, Counterparts and Movements this March and April.