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Watch the video for Meet Me @ The Altar's infectious new single, Brighter Days (Are Before Us)

"If our upcoming EP Model Citizen was a movie, Brighter Days would be the scene where everything in life is still good right before it all hits the fan…"

Watch the video for Meet Me @ The Altar's infectious new single, Brighter Days (Are Before Us)
Words:
Emily Carter

Meet Me @ The Altar have shared yet another banger ahead of the release of August's Model Citizen EP.

The trio have unleashed infectious new single and video Brighter Days (Are Before Us), detailing in a statement that the track is "one of the ups in life where things are starting to shape up. If our upcoming EP Model Citizen was a movie, Brighter Days would be the scene where everything in life is still good right before it all hits the fan.

"We were so excited to work with a female director, Sydney Ostrander, for the music video and the lighting in the airplane we filmed inside perfectly reflects the meaning of the song," they add.

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Discussing Model Citizen as a whole, guitarist Téa Campbell explains, "To me, Model Citizen is about acknowledging that you aren’t where you would like to be in life. You’re experiencing those lows and highs that put everything into perspective and show you the steps you need to take. The idea of being a Model Citizen isn’t reality, because no-one can be perfect. However, you can recognise the need to be better. If you’re on any kind of stage, you’re going to be a role model, whether you want to be or not. We’re honoured to be in a position where people are listening, so we’re going to encourage them.”

“You’re hearing this message directly from us," continues vocalist Edith Johnson. “We’re writing everything. When you’re women of colour in a band, it’s easy for everyone else to forget the most important thing… We’re not just brown women; we’re musicians.”

Watch Brighter Days (Are Before Us) below:

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Catch MM@TA at the following U.S. dates with The Used and Coheed And Cambria:

August 2021

27 Los Angeles, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre*
28 Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre*
30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
31 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion Denver*

September 2021

2 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
4 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater*
5 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
7 Wichita, KS – WAVE*
8 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park*
11 Columbus, OH – Express Live!*
12 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
14 Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park*
15 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park*
18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium*
19 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center*
21 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion^
22 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater^
24 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^

(* = with special guest Meet Me @ The Altar / ^ = with special guest carolesdaughter)

And see them supporting All Time Low with The Maine in the UK:

September 2021

22 London O2 Academy Brixton
23 London O2 Academy Brixton
26 Manchester O2 Apollo
27 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
28 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

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