Columbia, SC hard-rockers Crossfade have exclusively premiered their fan-driven music video for “Dear Cocaine” today on Loudwire.com. Following a personal video message from frontman Ed Sloan, Crossfade kicked off a social campaign allowing fans to submit their “Dear Cocaine” stories, revealing demons they are trying to overcome. The result is a heartfelt compilation of stories ranging from drug addiction and anorexia to bullying and social anxiety along with live footage of the band from Rock on the Range. The video can be viewed at http://loudwire.com/crossfade-dear-cocaine-exclusive-video-premiere/.
Bassist Mitch James says, “We hope you enjoy our newest single ‘Dear Cocaine,’ along with this very cool music video. It was shot with the help of our fans who submitted great pics/videos of themselves holding up signs with their ‘vices’ for all the world to see. We cannot thank them enough for taking the time to be a part of this. Even though the video is done, we still welcome more pics to add to our ultimate collection. Send them via Twitter @crossfademusic or Facebook @crossfadeband with the hashtag #dearcocaine. Again, thanks to everyone for the support and being a part of this awesome idea!”
“Dear Cocaine” is the 3rd single from Crossfade’s We All Bleed and is a tell-all track that delves deep into a personal and emotional story of battling addiction. The song follows “Prove You Wrong” and “Killing Me Inside,” which reached 16 on the active rock chart.
Crossfade released their third studio album We All Bleed on June 21st, 2011. After three years in the making, the new album explores lyrical themes of betrayal and isolation-a Crossfade trademark-but there’s also more than a hint of renewal and resolution.
The band is currently wrapping up a headlining tour with support from Weaving the Fate and Candlelight Red. Please see below for a list of remaining tour dates.
Tour dates are as follows:
6/29 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
6/30 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
7/1 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Crossfade’s debut self-titled, self-produced album was released on Columbia Records in 2004, which spawned top 10 Mainstream Rock hits “Cold,” “So Far Away” and “Colors,” propelling it to platinum status