Papa Roach Display Music’s Healing Connection With Fan in Emotional ‘Come Around’ Video
Get ready to shed a few tears. Papa Roach tear at the heartstrings with their new video for "Come Around," which turns the spotlight on one of their fans and how his connection to their music helped him through some of the hardest times of his life and has helped him enjoy some of the best moments as well.
At the top of the video, Jacoby Shaddix states at a concert, “This music gives me a connection to something bigger than myself. This music connects me with people. This music gives me purpose.” He then turns his attention to Mark Moreno, a hardcore Papa Roach fan who has followed the band since 2000 and is the star of their video.
Director Bryson Roatch then lets Mark's story unfold against the backdrop of the song "Come Around," revealing how Moreno discovered the group, has been to over 50 shows, met his girlfriend at one of their shows and how the band's music and his support system helped him through the death of his sister, Elizabeth Santana Mercado, who died of colon cancer in 2016. "She was my control switch. She could change my mood real quickly," says Moreno in the clip.
At the end of the video, we return to the concert where Shaddix invites Moreno onstage, first to give him a Papa Roach platinum plaque in honor of his sister and then to provide him lifetime passes to see the band anywhere for free. The moment turns emotional for both Shaddix and Moreno.
“Personally, it’s my life experience of being on both sides of the song: being the person that needed help, and being the person that has reached out and given somebody help. I feel that in those times we can find who we really are," says Shaddix of their new single.
He adds, “We knew ‘Come Around’ was one of those special songs when we got done with it. We walked away from the track and kept humming the melody to it, and it’s just one of those things that gets stuck in your head. Lyrically, this track’s about sticking with your friend through thick and thin, or your loved one, as they’re spiraling out.”
Papa Roach will continue spreading the love and doing what they enjoy the most on tour throughout the year. See all their tour dates and get ticketing info at their website.
Papa Roach, "Come Around"
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