The Wonder Years Release Beautiful Video For Raining In Kyoto
The Wonder Years have unveiled a moving new video for Raining In Kyoto.
The track, taken from the band’s 4K-rated Sister Cities album, was inspired by frontman Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell’s grandfather passing away while they were in Japan, and how he was unable to fly back home in time for the funeral. “I went to a shrine and as I was lighting a candle, weeping, an older man motioned me over and showed me how to pull on this piece of fabric that rang a bell,” Dan told Kerrang! when we caught up with him recently. “He had no idea for what purpose I was at the shrine but he saw someone who needed comfort and attended to that. We’re in different countries a lot of the time and communicate without knowing the same language, but this was a moment where I was particularly vulnerable and made a connection.”
The Josh Coll-directed video, unsurprisingly, takes a similarly poignant tone, with wonderful little insights into people’s lives in both Japan, and The Wonder Years’ home of Philadelphia.
“The things you do impact people and the things people do impact you,” says Dan. “It’s important to reach towards kindness.”
Check it out below.
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