Check It Out: “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” Audio Video by The Neighbourhood

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The Neighbourhood has finally released new music! Their new song, “R.I.P. 2 My Youth,” was released on August 20 accompanied by an audio video. It has been 5000 years since we’ve had new music from these West coast boys. Okay, in actuality, it has only been a little over two years since their debut album, “I Love You” was released and about nine months since their mix-tape,”000000 & ffffff,” was dropped.

In The Neighbourhood’s audio video of “R.I.P. 2 My Youth,” everything is shot in black and white, a trademark of the NBHD. In addition, the video begins with an upside down house, which is The Neighbourhood’s logo, and fades into a cemetery in California, the boys’ home-state. Even though another music video for this song is to be released in the near future, this current video still makes a statement about the song and contains a lot of ambiguity.

It begins with a young girl sitting on top of a desk at a school. She, then, is dancing and spinning at a cemetery and at her school. There is no background information about why this girl is at a school, cemetery, or dancing/spinning. The video ends with the young girl in her dress sitting in an empty mausoleum.

This ambiguity is present in the video in order for it to be relatable to all people. Without the video revealing too much information, it forces the viewer of the video, to really listen to the lyrics. Jesse Rutherford, lead singer of The NBHD, said in a KROQ interview, “To be honest I think the lyrics kind of describe it best. I think just hearing it is probably the best way to explain it…Sometimes your youth- some people have it taken away from them earlier and some people get to wait a little longer before you have to grow up, but either way the world kind of hits you.”

If you like what you’re hearing, definitely mark you calendars because The Neighbourhood’s sophomore album, “Wiped Out,” will be released on October 30th (pre-order the album here).  And if that’s not enough for you, the boys will be playing at The Electric Factory on October 6 (buy tickets here). Looks like October will be a busy month for The NBHD boys!





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