This song never gets old.
For as popular as “How To Save A Life” was, it still often gets left out of the “white people jams” category. (Is that a thing? Oh, it’s a thing).
You know, right up there with Sweet Caroline, Mr. Brightside, and I Write Sins Not Tragedies. But trust me, it’s game over when that (or any of those songs) come on at the bar.
On a more serous note, the 2006 single, written by Joe King and lead singer, Isaac Slide, was influenced by a 17 year old that Isaac met while serving as a mentor at a camp for troubled teens.
The band admits the song was left open to interpretation and many who have experienced the loss of loved ones through suicide have connected to the lyrics over the last 17 years.
After releasing a version exclusively to Amazon music back in September, rising independent singer/songwriter, Wyatt Flores, recently posted a short cover clip to his TikTok account, with the caption reading:
“Your daily reminder to check in on your friends and fam.”
Wyatt also just released a new 7- track EP, “Life Lessons,” featuring a unique psychedelic, Grateful Dead-esque cover art. The record, featuring popular tracks, “West of Tulsa” and “Holes,” is described as a reflection of his time in the industry so far:
“‘Life Lessons is a series of stopping points in the timeline of my early career. From carefree to caring so much you wind up feeling alone. From being a nobody to being a somebody who you don’t even know. From never moving to holding on by a thread. This is the story of my pursuit of happiness while looking out the rearview.”
Flores burst on to the scene last year with “Please Don’t Go.” The track now has over a massive 66 million streams on Spotify alone and also just earned him his first ever gold certified record from the RIAA.
Check out the video clip cover of How To Save A Life here: