Taking Back Sunday share new track, “A Song for Dan”

    From their latest compilation album, ‘Twenty.’

    Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday performs on stage
    Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday. Image: agwilson / Shutterstock.com

    Taking Back Sunday are celebrating their 20th anniversary with Twenty, a freshly released compilation album featuring classics from the group’s two-decades-long career, such as “Cute Without the E (Cut From the Team” and “Everything Must Go.” It also includes a new heart-wrenching bonus track, “A Song for Dan.”

    The song, which closes the record, is an emotional, five-minute-long piano ballad that pays homage to a close friend of the band, who died in 2016. “He taught Mark [O’Connell] and I a ton about songwriting and guitar playing,” bassist Shaun Cooper explained to Rolling Stone. “After he passed, Mark was inspired and spent about a year working on the musical arrangement of the song.”

    “You’re too far gone to know where to go / And I know you’re not coming home,” Adam Lazzara belts on the chorus, his trademark husky vocals filled with pain and grief. “A Song for Dan” is a heartbreaking recount on the loss of a loved one and learning how to move on.  

    Twenty is out now on Craft Recordings. Listen to “A Song for Dan” below: