Chicago’s pop punk band Cliffhanger are excited to share their new music video for “Diane” on Friday, May 15, 2020! Watch HERE.

Cliffhanger self-produced the melodic, high-energy track at Flashpoint Chicago and partnered with Michael Govaere (ex-Every Avenue) for mixing and mastering.

Underneath the catchy guitar riffs, booming drums, and ear-worm melodies lays the struggle of growing up, separation, and coping with the loss of a loved one.


Vocalist Matt Meindl reflects, “’Diane’ is an extremely personal song for me as it is named after my late mother. She passed away when I was young and I often had to deal with being alone. I had to learn to grow up fast while keeping a level head.”

The music video for “Diane” was directed by Matt Adema. The video emphasizes separation while there are no scenes of the entire band together. The video also relates to the harsh realization at our current global environment.

The quintet previously released their eponymous EP which has generated nearly 90,000 streams since being released on Spotify.

Hollowed Out” and “After Sunrise” were the first music videos Cliffhanger shared off their self-titled release.

Preparing to release their EP, Cliffhanger collaborated with numerous artists on music videos, lyric videos, merchandise, including album artwork by Alexis Politz, who has worked with talented bands such as City Mouth, Sleep On It, and more.


Cliffhanger has an impressive history of shows, with performances at the Vans Warped Tour, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, and numerous sold out gigs. They’ve also shared the stage with Chicago’s soul-crushing Belmont, nudist punk rockers Keep Flying, We Were Sharks, Light Years, and many more.

Cliffhanger is the first EP the band has released since their third EP, Old Wounds. Featuring prominent electric guitars and thoughtful melodies, the record revisits the pain and nostalgia of ever wandering punk’s angsty yesteryear.


Cliffhanger is:

Matt Meindl – vocals

Dan Rickert – guitar

Mike Centracco – guitar

Lou Pontillo – bass

Mike Licari – drums






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