The Used Premiere Music Video for “The Nexus”

The Used have released a visceral and artistic video for “The Nexus” today. The track from recently released album The Canyon is full of energetic riffs, the undeniable vocals of Bert McCracken and an anthemic bridge for the larger family that is The Used. Check out the music video below.

The video was directed by Lisa Mann, the same woman who brought to life the videos from this album cycle as well as “The Bird and The Worm.” On the video, Mann shares: “Bert sent me pages ripped from his notes, scribbles, scratches,  phrases, train of thoughts he had when making the record. I really wanted to bring the guttural honesty Bert unleashed in the lyrics of the record to the all the videos.” The band gave full control to Lisa and the dancer in the video, who also was in both previously released videos from The Canyon. It is truly vivid, visceral and iconic. NYLON wrote that “A music video should not only bring a particular song to life, it should expand on it and give it new depth. The Used have taken this to heart this album cycle and not only are releasing videos that align with their respective songs, but that also stand alone as art all on their own.”
In an exclusive interview with NYLON, McCracken shared that “the true connection between art and reality requires a passion for projecting and connection subjective ideas into one visual objective. She [director, Lisa Mann] always seems to see the true picture.”
The Used are currently on the road for a Spring Headlining Tour with support from Red Sun Rising and The Fever 333. The tour is travelling throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada and includes festival appearances at Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma. For tickets and more information on this tour, please visit www.TheUsed.net.
The Used will also be playing on select dates of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour. This will be the final full cross-country tour for the cultural institution. Tickets for this summer’s Warped Tour are on sale now at http://vanswarpedtour.com/.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/1 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
5/2 – Richmond, VA – The National
5/4 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater**
5/5 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
5/8 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
5/9 – Kitchener, ON – Elements
5/11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
5/12 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
5/13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
5/16 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Casino Sioux City**
5/17 – Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Event Center*
5/19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
5/20 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
5/22 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
5/24 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
5/25 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
6/21 – Pomona, CA+
6/22 – San Diego, CA+
6/23 – Mountain View, CA+
6/24 – Ventura, CA+
6/28 – Phoenix, AZ+
6/29 – Las Vegas, NV+
6/30 – Salt Lake City, UT+
7/01 – Denver, CO+
7/3 – St. Louis, MO+
7/5 – Bonner Springs, KS+
7/6 – Dallas, TX+
7/7 – San Antonio, TX+
7/8 – Houston, TX+
7/10 – Nashville, TN+
* – Only Red Sun Rising
** – Only The Fever 333
*** – Special Guest
The Used recently released their 7th studio album, The Canyon and secured the #3 Current Hard Music Albums charting position on the Billboard charts. Additionally, The Used secured the #5 Current Alternative Albums#5 Record Label Independent Current Albums and #6 Top Current Rock Albums charting positions. Fans can purchase the album now in stores, on Apple MusiciTunes or streaming on Spotify.
The 17-track album, released via Hopeless Records and produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive In), pushed the band further in every way imaginable. Written out of pain and loss, The Canyon is tragic and haunting while also having a sense of light and energy that is unlike anything this band has put forward. “This isn’t just an album born from a death, it’s an album whose makers have found some new lease on life,” shared Nylon in an exclusive interview and acoustic session with the band. With praise from outlets like Billboard stating The Canyon is “their largest body of work to date, and in many ways, their most important” and Rolling Stone calling the acoustic performances of these new tracks a “blistering…poignant rendition,” this is The Used at their most vulnerable and possibly, at their best.

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