American pop-punk duo girlfriends, comprised of Travis Mills and Nick Gross have shared a new music video for their song “Where Were You.” The new heartfelt video encompasses the trials and tribulations of this past year by featuring footage sent in from fans, showing what they struggled with and overcame during the year of 2020.
This emotional video, full of clips and images submitted from fans, helps show support for anyone who may be struggling with mental health along with various other obstacles.
“This video would not exist without every single person who supports girlfriends. The fact that they trusted us enough to share the experiences that so many of us go through is a huge responsibility and one we did not take lightly,” shares Mills. “The video is a testament to the things that were supposed to tears us apart and how instead we persevere. It is a calling card to anybody out there that is struggling to know they are not alone. This is an honest and vulnerable representation of the people around the world who listen and relate to the music we make and we are so grateful to tell their stories.”
Gross and Mills first walked right up to the edge of rock stardom before either one of them had even left their teens. The brash and catchy hip-hop Travis made in his Riverside, California bedroom and posted on MySpace as “T. Mills” led to a major label deal, a spot on Warped Tour, and an electric buzz, presaging the are of SoundCloud emo-rap and laptop hook that was to come. At 17, Gross found himself in New York’s Times Square playing MTV’s TRL, in a pop-punk band featured prominently in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, with a major label contract of their own.
girlfriends have packed several lifetimes’ worth of success, heartbreak, and redemption into their first couple of decades on earth. Now, they are bringing it back to the start, with the caffeinated pop-punk style that first inspired them. Mills and Gross have made multiple realms of media on their own, but music is at the heart of it all. Pulling from influential artists like blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, The 1975, Phoenix, and All Time Low, girlfriends is destined to cross boundaries and inspire massive sing-alongs with energetic hooks, fury, and optimistic swagger.
girlfriends has previously dropped music videos for their singles “Jessica”, “Eyes Wide Shut” and “California”, heralding praise from MTV’s Friday Livestream, Loudwire, Alternative Press, PopCrush, idobi Radio, Noctis Magazine and more. The tracks received adds to coveted playlists including Spotify’s New Noise and California Rock State playlists as well as apple Music’s New Music Daily and Breaking Alternative playlosts. Fans can look into the writing of “Eyes Wide Shut” through a recent Beat x Beat feature with Beats by Dre.
Like the punk rock music that first inspired him as a teenager, Mills sees girlfriends as an outlet for soulful expression and emotional catharsis, a means to process his feelings of grief, uncertainty, and renewed vigor for life, in a way that’s likely to connect with others who struggle. Nick is equally enthusiastic to have another crack at pop-punk, the genre that first set him on his career path.
Make sure to check out the music video for “Where Were You” and to stream their self-titled debut album. To keep up with the band, check out their socials below!
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