As a first taste of the record, Dude Trips are also pleased to reveal the video for lead single ‘Evergreen’. Vocalist/bassist Jamie Mathers said. “I haven’t written too many break up songs but I feel this one is emotive and the most important one I have written to date—showing that everything can fall apart even at the best of times. My partner at the time struggled a lot with mental health and something I learned along the way is that although you’re there to help, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to just go away. She still means a lot to me and I guess this song is a thank you to her for the time we spent together.
Evergreen touches on depression and the effects of suicide, and I really wanted to raise awareness in the video for something that not only has impacted me, but something I feel may help people to reach out, seek help or even just talk to someone. Our band gives us a platform—not a very big one, but one I think it’s important to talk on about these types of issues and struggles that people are having day to day. Hopefully we’re making sure that whoever is out there listening is not alone.”