The first single off newest album MCIDand a track currently at#1 on Rock Radio, “16,” has received a passionate, emotion-provoking music video. “16” is a song about love and heartbreak, unique to the rock scene with not a single guitar on the track.
The music video recreates lead singer, Johnny Stevens’story of his relationship that began at the age of sixteen. Visually showcasing the lyrics of first loves and instant heartbreak, “16” is relatable to more than just Highly Suspect fans. Johnny commented on the video coming to life, “I’m known for having a lot to say about things, sometimes too much… this time I’m just gonna let the film and song do the talking for me. I already laid out as much pain as I can bare, no more words. Enjoy.”
The lyrics describe the true story of lead singer Johnny Stevens falling in love at sixteen years old, fostering a relationship for seven years, and feeling elated when she told him she was pregnant with their baby. The song describes his instant devastation the moment of the birth when he found out that the baby wasn’t his, the baby was a different race. Though a wild story, the lyrics capture the gut-wrenching feeling of first love lost, betrayal, and regret. This is a song about heartbreak in the worst way you can possibly imagine.