Farewell, My Love's 'Never Stop' Video: Exclusive Premiere

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Farewell, My Love.

It's been a few years since Farewell, My Love’s Chad Kowal pulled a Dave Grohl and stepped out from behind his drum kit and up to the microphone. The change came in the wake of the departures of singer Ryan Howell and guitarist Logan Thayer in 2014. Kowal, who felt becoming the vocalist was an obvious choice since he founded the band with guitarist Robby Creasey, says the transition has been “very smooth.”

Kowal made his recording debut as the band’s singer on the 2014 EP Wrapped Up in Pinstripes. “We've received nothing but positive feedback,” he says of the switch. “Being the frontman couldn't be more different than being the drummer. With playing drums, you're in the back of the stage with little to no attention on yourself, but with singing, all eyes are on you. I enjoy the pressure to always push myself to be better than I am.”

Pushing himself has included Farewell, My Love’s plans to release its new album, Above It All, through its own label, CRCL Records, on July 22. “We discovered that there are so many things that you have the capability to do yourself when you put your mind to it,” says Kowal. “We decided to create our own label so we can have the creative freedom to do whatever we want and eventually start working with other bands that we feel fit into our vision of the future of music. We absolutely create our best work when the only people involved are in the band.”

Kowal describes the group as one that writes “very uplifting, melodic pop-rock with theatrical tendencies throughout it. Our sound is like if My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold and Panic! at the Disco were all one band.”

The first single from Above It All, “Never Stop,” definitely fits that description. Watch the video for it below:

“I wanted to write an anthem for all the people out there that feel afraid to chase what they believe in and let other people's words hold them back,” explains Kowal about the song. “Being in a band from the outside seems a lot more glamorous than it actually is on the inside. We are constantly faced with people that doubt us and want nothing more than for us to stop being a band. This song will act as a reminder that we are here to stay no matter what.” He adds that it’s “a very confident song that describes a triumphant realization that you don't need someone else's approval to be what you want to be and follow your dreams.”

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