Scottish emos Dude Trips have shared a video for their emotional new single, ‘Gentle’, taken from the band’s forthcoming ‘You Are The Reason I Hate Leaving’ EP.
Speaking about the heartfelt new track, vocalist/guitarist Shaun Ross reveals that it acts as a tribute to his dog, Miko.
“This is hands down the most emotionally challenging song I’ve ever written. I brought it to the table after months of isolated writing. I chose to title the song ‘Gentle’ for two reasons: one being that it was a word I used to communicate with Miko every single day, and the other being that it described his nature perfectly. He was a gentle giant that loved nothing more than spending time with his family.
Throughout the 11 years we spent together I had never actually given much thought to what it’d be like or how I’d cope when it was his time to go. I guess you could say I was oblivious to the obvious — that death is certain — but it didn’t really cross my mind ’til it was too late. One day he was there in all his usual spots, then the next I was kissing him goodbye in the garden. It’s one of those things you think you’ll never have to do, then that day comes and believe me, nothing can prepare you for that day.
But one bad day doesn’t outweigh the years you spend together full of love, fun, and mischief. We made 11 years of fond memories I can look back on, and just like I say in the song, “if I had the chance, I’d do it over again.””
You can check out ‘Gentle’ and its video for yourself below.
The band’s ‘You Are The Reason I Hate Leaving’ EP is set to drop on August 6th 2021 via Venn Records.
You can pre-order the EP now from the label’s official webstore (here).
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