Orlando Pop-Punk Outfit 408 Release “U 2” featuring Aaron Gillespie

Orlando Pop-Punk Outfit 408 Release “U 2” featuring Aaron Gillespie



Alternative/pop-punk four-piece 408 are back with a brand new video for “U 2” featuring Aaron Gillespie from Underoath. “U 2” is the second single from 408’s upcoming new album Out Of It, the debut album release under their new label deal with Regime Music Group and BreakSilence Recordings.

“The song “U 2″ was written specifically about a traumatic relationship that I was going through. The relationship started out as what I was searching for my whole life, only to then watch it crumble as quickly as if it started. Now coming out the other side, I was able to find myself and clarity. The song is inherently dark as it’s a direct correlation to the story I was living at the time, as well as my mental state. This song is dedicated to anyone struggling with heartbreak and depression,” said 408 bassist/vocalist Mark Faroudi.

Faroudi continues, “Aaron Gillespie is a legend and master of his craft. Aaron vocals in Underoath were such an early influence for myself and the band. When the band had the opportunity to place Aaron on the track we jumped at the chance; it was a perfect unity of voices. 408 and Aaron crossing creative paths on this track is further proof that the universe works in mysterious ways.”

408 are riding high from the release of the album’s first single “Mark Hoppus” featuring Kellin Quinn and Joshua Roberts from Magnolia Park was released. The song is an homage to blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus, and the video  playfully parodies the blink-182 classic “What’s My Age Again?” with members of 408 running wild in nothing more than their birthday suits. The song would go on to grab the attention of the legendary pop-punker himself when he responded to the band via social media saying, “Very honored! But have I ever been cool? Even without the name check it’s a jam!”   “Mark Hoppus”  has gone on to garner more than 300,000 streams on Spotify and another 100,000 views on YouTube, as more and more fans continue to get turned onto 408’s eclectic sound.

408 recently signed with Regime Music Group and BreakSilence Recordings to release the band’s debut album, Out Of It, later this year. The album was recorded with platinum award-winning producer/engineer Andrew Wade and Andy Karpovck (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep) at The Audio Compound in Orlando. Out Of It  aims to revitalize the anthemic songs that became soundtracks to countless Warped Tour or skate videos.

408 brings back the nostalgia of late 90s/early 2000s pop-punk and mixes in fresh elements of EDM, hip-hop and electronica to create something fresh and original. After releasing a series of EPs to break onto the scene, 408 was named one of Earmilk’s “Top Alt-Rock Bands of Summer 2020” and quickly became editorial playlist darlings at Apple Music and Spotify. 408 is finding their home blending the familiar pop-punk sound of yesteryear with today and tomorrow’s alternative, hip-hop, and EDM influences.

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