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BLAME MY YOUTH Charges Into Heartbreak with New Single “RUNNING”

Breakout alt-rock sensations, Blame My Youth, are back today with the next step in their sonic evolution, in the shape of brand new single, Running”.  Co-written and produced with Joey Moi (Nickelback, HARDY, Morgan Wallen) and Julio Tavarez (Bob Moses), the new track arrives hot on the heels of previously released single, The Break“, which dominated editorial playlists across streaming platforms and hit the Alternative radio airwaves this week.

Running” is a track that encapsulates the turmoil of self-inflicted heartbreak, underscored by the band’s seamless blend of raw emotion and anthemic rock energy, demonstrating what you can expect from their debut album coming later this year. Speaking on the inspiration behind today’s new release, Blame My Youth frontman and songwriter, Sean Van Vleet shares, 

“We wrote “Running” as a homage to the kinda heartbreak you do to yourself when you leave someone you know is way too good for you. They wanna stay, you wanna stay, but you fly too close to the fire lit by your own demons. I guess ‘I stay running’, to me, means you’re always chasing a feeling with someone rather than something real.”

BLAME MY YOUTH Album Cover

After spending last year on the road with HARDY311, and AWOLNATIONBlame My Youth will be hitting the road this May for a string of dates across the US supporting Kid Kapichi. Beginning in Dallas, Texas on May 6th, the tour will hit a further 9 cities, including a show in the band’s hometown of Chicago on May 14th, before culminating in Washington DC on May 26th.

Blame My Youth

w/ Kid Kapichi

5/6/2024 – Dallas, TX HOB Dallas – Cambridge Room*
5/7/2024 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub*
5/12/2024 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In*
5/14/2024 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge*
5/15/2024 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line*
5/18/2024 – Cleveland, OH – HOB Cleveland – Cambridge Room*
5/19/2024 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch*
5/20/2024 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground*
5/22/2024 – New York City, NY – The Mercury Lounge*
5/23/2024 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
5/26/2024 – Washington, D.C – Union Stage*

About Blame My Youth:

Lightning rarely strikes the same place twice, especially in the music industry. There are exceptions, though, and Sean Van Vleet is one of them. He formed Blame My Youth in 2020—a move that was solidified when the band’s first single “ Right Where You Belong” was selected as the closing credits theme on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack of Bill & Ted Face the Music 

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, follow-up single “Fantastic picked up millions of streams and hit the Top 30 on the Active Rock radio charts. Their 2023 single “Prizefighter” rode high on US Alternative radio and their most recent single, “The Break” officially hit the airwaves earlier this week. It’s an incredible start that demonstrates just how well Van Vleet’s songs connect with people. 

That all came after a prolonged period when, following the demise of his previous band EmpiresVan Vleet was writing a lot for other artists (All Time Low , Oliver Tree, PVRIS)—as well as over 200 songs in TV shows, high profile ad campaigns and video games—but rarely for himself. That changed when he began working closely with Billboard Top 100 Producer of 2023 (and Big Loud Rock co-founder) Joey Moi. Whereas before their working relationship was divided strictly between songwriter (Van Vleet) and producer (Moi), in the studio one day the pair inadvertently began writing together and realized how much they loved the process. The result was “The Break ”—the first of a number of songs Van Vleet and Moi have written together. Though infectious and upbeat, it’s also much more vulnerable and heart-torn than anything he’s ever made before, and signifies the start of what Van Vleet considers a brand new chapter for Blame My Youth

With 18 million cross-catalog streams and 9 million YouTube views to date and a debut album on the way later this year, it’s only going to get better and bigger for Blame My Youth from here.

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