Feb. 27 — Metalcore band Third & Delaware’s new single, ‘Mayflower‘ is officially available to stream and download now.
The song’s official release Monday came three days after the band premiered the song’s companion video through its official YouTube channel. The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is everything that metalcore fans have come to enjoy about the genre, including the down-tuned guitars, the juxtaposition of the clean, controlled vocals and the screams, and even the precision drumming. The whole is comparable to works from so many of the band’s counterparts.
The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single is a deeply emotional topic, according to front man Richy Xiong.
“‘Mayflower’s’ melody came to me in a nightmare,” Xiong said. “I woke up with the tune in my head, and I immediately recorded it as a voice memo. The track’s lyrics, including the name of the song itself, contain multiple double entendres. The Mayflower is of course known for transporting the pilgrims to the United States, so the song has nautical elements within the lyrics. I attempted suicide in May of 2019. If I had succeeded, my friends and family would be leaving me flowers that May, hence the title “May-flower”. The lyrics of the song showcases the contents of that nightmare through metaphors and double entendres. It is my crown jewel of lyrical and melodic art.”
The video for the band’s new single is a familiar stylistic presentation. It features the band performing its new single in what looks like a darkly lit, empty building. The visualization is paired with other imagery such as a couple sitting back to back against each other and a dancer contorting her body. It has to be assumed the overall visualization is meant to help illustrate the message in the song’s lyrical theme, especially the darkness in which the band performs its new single.
In other news, Third & Delaware is scheduled to serve as support for Norma Jean Wednesday at Trees in Dallas, TX as part of Norma Jean’s “Death Rattle Tour.” Fire From The Gods, Dispositions, and Greyhaven are also scheduled as support on the tour.
More information on Third & Delaware’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: