Four Stars drop uplifting emo anthem, co-prod by Dave Knox (Real Friends)

Four Stars Drop Uplifting Emo Anthem, Co-Prod by Dave Knox (Real Friends)

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Chicago emo quartet Four Stars return with “Worth It,” an uplifting anthem co-produced by Dave Knox from Real Friends, about knowing your own worth. We’re all far from being perfect, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s a reminder to not let that feeling bring you down and instead, know that you’re worthy of love from others and most importantly; from yourself.

It’s a song about knowing that despite your past and what you’ve been through that you are worthy of self love and the love of others,” says vocalist Aida Ahmed. “Working with Seth Henderson and Dave Knox taught us the tools and musicianship we needed to take this song to the next level. In the video, the character Benjy plays can be seen jumping into the river in an attempt to drown. This was meant to show the mental battles many of us struggle with and sometimes drown in everyday even though it may not be visible to anyone else. This song is a reminder that ‘I’m Worth It, even though I know I’m far from perfect.’

The song has recently taken on a second connotation for Ahmed, who was recently mugged at gun point.

I was helping a friend get home from Riot Fest and a young man attempted to carjack us at gunpoint,” says Ahmed. “Thankfully I was able to maneuver my vehicle out of the situation and to safety. The car took some damage in the process but no one was injured. I spent a long time thinking I was unfortunate but, after a bit of reflection I quickly realized how glad I was to be alive. No matter how bad things get, life will always feel worth it to me.

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Originally brought together by a shared desire to enter a Battle Of The Bands contest, back in 2017, Four Stars have since found themselves opening for the likes of Boys Of FallOh Weatherly, and Never Loved. Their previous videos and releases have amassed tens of thousands of plays online, and their live-show visuals simply furthers that reach and reinforces the fact that this is a band of songwriters and performers well worth knowing about.

The band released their debut EP Headapace last year and are currently at work on a follow-up.

Listen to the single “Worth It” now on Spotify.





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