MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
Mayday Parade - "Black Cat"
Written by: Abbey
Its been a long time coming, but now with some good luck on their side, Mayday Parade has released their music video for "Black Cat" in anticipation for "A Lesson In Romantics: Anniversary Edition" which is out March 17th!
The music video features so many fun shots, and couples with the vibes of the song and the upbeat tempo, it's hard not to fall in love with the artistry! Just as the title would suggest, there's plenty of bad luck imagery dispersed throughout. Lead singer, Derek Sanders, can't seem to escape it! From walking under ladders, umbrellas indoors, knocking over salt shakers, broken mirrors, and the number 13, bad luck is everywhere. These images and ideas, combined with the lyrics of this girl being a "black cat" emphasize the bad vibes and drama that she may very well bring. She brings tragedy, and is toxic to be around.
Derek tries to rid himself of all of this bad luck with $2 bills, believed to counteract any curses, finding pennies heads up, and hanging a horseshoe right side up. Nothing can get rid of the curse this girl may bring. She later appears in his house, cornering him, not letting him escape the bad luck and tragedy. This gives great detail into how she handles her relationships, how she's dramatic and keeps people entwined and unable to free themselves.
Overall this video was so much fun to watch, and it's one we've been waiting on forever. From the symbolism, the fantastic shots and the musicianship, you really cannot go wrong. "Black Cat" easily receives a 9/10. Be sure to catch Mayday Parade on their Lesson in Romantics 10 year anniversary tour this spring, and be on the lookout for their re-release of the album in celebration of the anniversary! 🤘🏻🎸🐱