The Airborne Toxic Event Shares Video for “Come On Out” – First Single Off ‘Hollywood Park’ Album


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The Airborne Toxic Event today shares the video “Come On Out,” the first single from their eagerly awaited new album, Hollywood Park. The Los Angeles-based band’s sixth LP and first new music in half a decade, Hollywood Park arrives Friday, May 8 via Rounder Records.

Uniquely, Hollywood Park arrives alongside a new literary work of the same name by Mikel Jollett, to be published by Celadon Books, a division of MacMillan, on May 5. Hollywood Park: A Memoir sees Jollett chronicling his extraordinary personal journey, from his early childhood in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s, through a childhood of poverty and emotional abuse, before finding his voice as an artist among the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds of childhood, and the redemption which came from looking inward and an acceptance of self and the fierce love of family.

Highly cinematic and heartbreaking, the video unfolds like a film. “I’ve never been more proud of a music video. It’s a very difficult story to tell and these child actors are amazing.” The video stars child actor Jacob Sandler who played Brad Pitt’s character as a child in last year’s movie Ad Astra and was directed by Spanish director, Silvia Grav. The video is a dramatic retelling of the chapter in Jollett’s memoir which inspired the song “Come on Out,” in which an 11 year-old Jollett runs away from home to escape an abusive step father.

Hollywood Park arrives alongside a new literary work of the same name by Mikel Jollett, to be published by Celadon Books, a division of MacMillan, on May 5. Hollywood Park: A Memoir sees Jollett chronicling his extraordinary personal journey, from his early childhood in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s, through a childhood of poverty and emotional abuse, before finding his voice as an artist among the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds of childhood, and the redemption which came from looking inward and an acceptance of self and the fierce love of family.

Produced and mixed by the band’s longtime collaborator, multiple GRAMMY Award-nominee Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac), Hollywood Park serves as both companion volume and musical soundtrack to Jollett’s remarkable memoir, adding vivid sonic color to his wrenching and ultimately life-affirming personal chronicle. Indeed, both the album and book were fueled in large part by the untimely death of Jollett’s father. Devastated to his very core, he withdrew from both the world and his work for nearly a year before ultimately finding the strength to begin anew.