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The Menzingers have shared a new video for their new track “Strangers Forever” that gives us seriously “summer’s over” vibes. 

The video shows the band playing underwater, and also a woman swimming in a pool filled with trash. 

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The entire setting looks like the morning after a pool party after everyone’s gone and you have to pick up the mess by yourself. Then, we see scenes of what the party was like when it was full of color and life before coming to an end. 

As far as the song, “Strangers Forever” is about parting ways with someone you loved and the emotions that come with that. 

“Lyrically, the song is inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, ‘Anna Karenina’. In it, the character Darya Alexandrovna learns of her husband’s infidelity and declares: ‘Even if we remain in the same house, we are strangers — strangers forever!’” vocalist Greg Barnett said in a statement. “The idea of becoming a stranger to someone you so intimately know stuck with me and became the overarching narrative to this song.”

You can see the new video for “Strangers Forever” below. 

The song comes from the Menzingers’ next album Hello Exile, out October 4 via Epitaph Records. 

Hello Exile is the follow up to the band’s 2017 album After The Party. You can preorder it here and check out the full tracklist below. 

Hello Exile Track Listing

  1. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
    2. Anna
    3. High School Friend
    4. Last to Know
    5. Strangers Forever
    6. Hello Exile
    7. Portland
    8. Strain Your Memory
    9. I Can’t Stop Drinking
    10. Strawberry Mansion
    11. London Drugs
    12. Farewell Youth

Back when the band announced the album, the Menzingers revealed they will be heading on tour with Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse as support. Tickets are available here. You can check out all of the upcoming dates below. 

Dates

10/25 — Columbus, OH  @ Athaneum^
10/27 — Detroit, MI  @ Magic Stick^
10/29 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater^
10/30 — Madison, WI  @ Majestic Theater^
10/31  — St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^

11/1 — Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater^
11/2 — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown^
11/3 — Denver, CO  @ Ogden Theatre^
11/5 — Seattle, WA @ El Corazon^
11/6 — Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^
11/8 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s^
11/9 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s^
11/10  — Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent^
11/12 — Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse^
11/13 — Phoenix, AZ  @ Club Red^

11/15 — Dallas, TX  @ Trees^
11/16  — San Antonio, TX  @ Paper Tiger^
11/17  — Austin, TX  @ Mohawk^
11/19  — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade^
11/20 — Charlotte, NC @ The Underground^
11/22  — Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum%
11/23 — Orlando, FL @ The Beacham%
11/24 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room%
11/26 — Nashville, TN @ Basement East^
11/29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall^
11/30  — Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater^

12/1 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix^
12/3  — Richmond, VA @ Broadberry^
12/4 — Washington, DC @ The Black Cat^
12/5 — New York, NY @ Warsaw^
12/6  — New York, NY @ Warsaw^
12/7 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues^^ w/ Tigers Jaw & Culture Abuse
% w/ Culture Abuse (no Tigers Jaw)

What do you think of the new song and video from The Menzingers? Sound off in the comments down below!

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