Interstate 10's new music video went viral this weekend.
Big things have been happening since we last checked in with Interstate 10. This past weekend, the duo released their single and tribute video for their song “I’m Gonna Miss You”, and its success was far beyond what anyone initially imagined.
"I’m Gonna Miss You" dropped last Friday, in honor of Memorial Day and the service men and women who have given their lives to protect their country. The song reflects not just the struggles of combat that a soldier endures, but the emotional toll it takes to say goodbye to those you love without knowing what the future holds. Since BLDGBLKS Music Company has worked closely with Justin and Andrew in preparation for this single release, we got the inside scoop about the song’s meaning from the men in uniform themselves:
"We wanted to write about the emotion captured when not only the soldier, but their loved ones as well, have to say goodbye. It’s extremely difficult, but we are trained to make this sacrifice and have learned how to adapt mentally. This song is a thank-you to all the families that stay so strong, and unconditionally love their sons and daughters through multiple deployments, training exercises, and time lost."
“I’m Gonna Miss You” clearly cuts to the root of an emotional struggle that so many people can relate to. And with its release over Memorial Day weekend, the song found its way into the hearts of thousands. ABC News, KKTV 11 News, HLN, iHeartRadio, Good Morning America, and Fox News are just a few of the channels who have already featured the single and video, generating immense traffic on the song’s YouTube page.
Beyond traffic, there is a lot of good coming from Interstate 10’s new single too. The band initially vowed to donate $500 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation if the video hit 100,000 views by midnight of Memorial Day. RTIC Coolers then joined the cause as the video’s success grew, offering to donate $1,000 for 200,000 likes, and $1,000 for every 100,000 views up to a whopping $25,000. At the time of this writing, the video is currently at over 200,000 views. Interstate 10 has also decided to donate 100% of their Apple Music sales of "I’m Gonna Miss You" to another honorable cause, the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc.
See what the hype is about for yourself by liking Interstate 10 or BLDGBLKS Music Company on Facebook. And, of course, be sure to take a look at the "I’m Gonna Miss You" tribute video above. After all, you’re helping a great cause with every view.
All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artist featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.