Patrick C. O’Neill has been working hard these past few months. His band, Like Lions, is about to put out their newest record “An Aging Millenial,” later this year. And in anticipation of their new album, Like Lions dropped the music video for their latest single “Older."
“Older” is a coming of age song where growing older is celebrated rather than dreaded. It’s an upbeat, indie track backed by hip hop beats. O’Neill croons “I’ll get up again when the springtime comes around,” offering wishful thinking in a difficult time.
The music video, which was released April 30, has a young woman exploring a city centered around a carnival. She looks solemn as the video fades between shots of her face and the bright lights of the carnival rides and attractions.
The juxtaposition between the woman and the circus is obvious, the idea of growing older and losing all of the fun parts of youth. But the track itself isn’t about abandoning all hope ye who enter here. It’s about looking at the bright side of growing older, accepting what’s becoming of you and making the most of it.
And with spring here and warmer weather finally settling in, “Older” is the perfect song that helps anyone deal with change. Play it loud, play it with the windows down and love every second of it. Getting older isn’t a bad thing, so embrace it and make sure you’re listening to Like Lions while you do it.
Stream “Older” here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5E8xN...
Article by Lindsey Lanham