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- Posted on May 29th 2012 11:42AM by Cameron Matthews
Mohager's track "Teenagers" follows the same narrative of bad relationships, but from a child's point of view. Through Prince-era drum beats that burst into a bass-heavy rock verse, Chain Gang detail the hope children possess about their future, and the heartache they feel when witnessing their parents' marital grief.
"As one witnesses or experiences failed love, doubts grow in their head and the future seems bleak. Everything around you seems so much better than your own life," Mohager tells Spinner. "But there's always that bit of hope you hang on to, knowing that your future self will continue on with those plans. I wrote this song having gone through those exact same feelings while dealing with a painful breakup."
The corresponding video for "Teenagers" features a young boy trying to figure out his future while hoping he can do better than his parents -- depicted as cardboard cutouts, forever frozen in a fight.
"Director O'Shea Read depicted the emotions so perfectly within the treatment that I was instantly sucked in," the singer adds. "No matter how hard it gets, your future self is waiting to be happy again."
Watch the video for "Teenagers" below, and check out the Chain Gang of 1974's album Wayward Fire, available now via Modern Art.