Contender - "Letdown" (Official Music Video)

The official music video for "Letdown" from the new EP "Tryhards & Letdowns", out July 13. Denver-based emotive pop punk band Contender is Henry Desroches, Levi Boenish, Richard Tyler, and JD Minnick. -- A Tommy Helvenstine film. Recorded and mixed by Alex Scott at Red Wall Audio. Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering. Lyrics, lead vocals, guitars by Henry Desroches. Lead guitars, additional vocals by Levi Boenish. Percussion by Richard Tyler. -- Follow: -- Lyrics: Hey man, I’m sorry for what happened in the Summer of ’16. I lost track of who I was, and was supposed to be. Hey man, I fucked up — I lost sight and let you down’ cause of the of whispering. I’ve got no excuse, I wasn’t there when you needed me. But as much as I’d like to, I can’t blame her for all the times I fucked up — and I fucked up. And it’s a lesson I guess I had to learn. Why can’t there be lessons without bridges burned? My friends won’t let me forget what it means to truly never let go. They wouldn’t let me down, and I know better than to let them down again. Hey man, I want to be remembered like I always did good; like I gave it my best shot, like I gave more love than I got. Hey man, you’ll never guess what I realized the other day — I realized excuses and apologies won’t save me. Hey man, I fucked up. But I promise — if I could get one more chance — I promise I won’t forget it. I promise you won’t regret it. I was counting days till you could trust me again, going over ways that I was trapped in my own head. All I could’ve wanted was to earn back my old friends. Family isn’t who you’re born with. It’s who you’d die for.