Paradise Fears Release ‘Sanctuary’ Music Video And Announce Headlining Tour

South Dakota may not be known for its music scene, but up and coming band Paradise Fears is aiming to change that. With All Time Low and The Cab tours under their belt, a rapidly expanding fan base and a slew of trending topics on Twitter, the band is ready to take over the pop rock scene.

Earlier today the group released the music video for ‘Sanctuary,’ a reworked version of the song originially seen on their debut EP Make Them Believe. The song carries a powerful message of acceptance, conveyed not only through the lyrics, but through a speech made by lead singer Sam Miller halfway through.

“I decided that I wanted to basically explain the purpose of the song, and what it meant to me. So I took some of the lyrics I had written that didn’t make the song, took some of my favorite lyrics and put them together into what ultimately became a pretty powerful slam poetry section,” says Sam. “It feels like preaching a sermon.”

The video was shot in the church sanctuary that the song was written about. It tells a relatable message of a teenage girl dealing with the pressures of school and family like. Something “everyone struggles with at some point or another in their life,” Sam explains. 

Check out the video below!

Paradise Fears is also heading out on their first ever headlining tour later this month. Support includes Phone Calls From Home and My Girl Friday.

May 31 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA 

June 1 – The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA

June 3 – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York City, NY

June 8 – iLounge @ Clutch Cargo’s – Pontiac, MI

June 9 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

June 10 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO

June 16 – The Lodge – Robbinsdale, MN

June 17 – The Eagles Club – Vermillion, SD

For more information about Paradise Fears and their upcoming tour, check out the band’s website or follow them on Twitter.

What do you think of Paradise Fears’ video for Sanctuary?