Mayday Parade – “Stay” [Music Video]
The music video for Mayday Parade‘s song “Stay” hit mtv.com today, April 4, 2012. The track is from their self-titled album, released on October 3rd of this year. It’s a beautifully written ballad that’s completely filled with emotional intensity, and the video does a good job of capturing that.
From the moment the video opens and you’re greeted with the sight of a young girl on a stretcher, you know that this video will be heart wrenching. For a while, the video switches between scenes of Derek Sanders (the group’s lead singer) sitting in the back of an ambulance with the girl (presumably a girlfriend) while the paramedics tend to her, and scenes of the band playing in a white room.
As the song rises in intensity, so does the video, with Derek lunging towards the unconscious girl, a look of pure anguish on his face. I’ve always believed that the difference between a good music video and great video is that a great video adds another layer of meaning to the song, and this video certainly does that. If you just listen to the song, you might assume that it’s about a break-up, as the speaker of the song apologizes for his mistakes and asks the target of the song to stay. But the video presents a radically different scenario.
Check the video out for yourself on mtv.com .