Mae are keeping mid-2000s emocore alive with a new album due later this year. The rock band is premiering the second track from the forthcoming LP, "Let It Die," on Billboard today (Aug. 16), and it's everything a Mae fan would want: airy guitars, smooth vocals, and lyrics that give you all the feels.
Frontman Dave Elkins sings of a relationship that's on the rocks because of pain he caused, but the love with his partner is so strong that he hopes it will lead to forgiveness in the end. "When we talk about forgiveness/It's the way that we can love each other/Let it die so the death can bring life again," he sings over a wavy guitar riff on the song's chorus.
Though Elkins doesn't detail whether he wrote this song from personal experience, he knows the importance of forgiveness in a relationship. "One thing that makes little sense to the brain but can flow out of abundance from the heart simultaneously is love. And with that love, forgiveness and grace," he tells Billboard. "Life is short and life is also long. To view it through the paradoxical lens of forgiveness and to see all relationships and humanity this way first has to play a huge part of the pursuit of real love.