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MOD SUN DEBUTS EMOTION-EVOKING SHORT FILM FOR HIT SINGLE “BATTLE SCARS”

Today, singer/songwriter/producer MOD SUN shares a gritty, intimate and raw short film for his powerful single “Battle Scars.” Inspired by some of his favorite filmmakers, including Gus Van Sant, the short film was shot in a one of a kind desert location. MOD co-directed the film with frequent collaborator Charlie Zwick (“Flames” feat. Avril Lavigne, “Bones”). 

Watch : “Battle Scars” 

Sparked by MOD’s own story of overcoming toxic cycles of addiction & relationships, the music video shows the artist in a way he’s never seen before. He explains: “Battle Scars is such an important song to me. I really had to make sure the music video did it justice, which is why I knew it had to be a short film.” 

In the video, Mod faces off against co-star Zach Villa (American Horror Story), which is the second time this year the two have collaborated on film projects. Earlier this year, Zach starred alongside MOD in the stoner comedy, Good Mourning, which MOD co-wrote and co-directed with frequent collaborator Machine Gun Kelly. Villa elaborates: “MOD is one of the most prolific and creative artistic forces I’ve ever met. He’s so passionate and enthusiastic on set when he’s making art. I see a bit of myself in him both musically and on camera. There are themes that run parallel for us and that artistic symmetry is rare in collaboration, which is why I was excited to work with him again. I thought it was a really bold choice that he chose a gritty grunge aesthetic for this video that’s very in line with the zeitgeist right now.” 

MOD said of working with Villa: “Every time I see Zach on camera it reminds me how real of a craft acting is. He’s the kind of talent that makes everyone around him better. I

was honored to work with him again and he brought the video to life like no one else could.” 

Following “Perfectly Imperfect” and “Rich Kids Ruin Everything”, “Battle Scars” is the third release from MOD SUN’s upcoming album. Earlier this year, MOD co-wrote and co-produced tracks on Avril Lavigne’s latest album Love Sux (#2 on Billboard Top 

Album Sales Chart). This includes the single “Love It When You Hate Me” (feat. blackbear), which is nominated for “Best Alternative” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards – a category MOD won two years ago as a co-writer on Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine.” 

He will be performing at the East Coast Surfing Championship with The Offspring on August 27, before embarking on tour with blackbear and Palaye Royale this fall – dates & tickets here.

MOD SUN Tour Dates: 

Aug 27 – Audacy Oceanfront Concerts (Virginia Beach, VA) 

Sep 5 – Coca-Cola Roxy (Atlanta, GA)* 

Sep 7 – The Anthem (Washington, DC)* 

Sep 8 – The Fillmore Philadelphia (Philadelphia PA)* 

Sep 10 – Leader Bank Pavilion (Boston, MA)* 

Sep 11 – The Greens on the Rooftop at Pier 17 (New York, NY)* 

Sep 13 – Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ) (Palaye Royal)^ 

Sep 15 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (San Antonio, TX)^ 

Sep 16 – South Side Music Hall (Dallas, TX)^ 

Sep 17 – Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)^ 

Sep 19 – The Ritz – FYF (Tampa, FL)^

Sep 21 – Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta, GA)^ 

Sep 23 – Firefly Music Festival 2022 (Dover Heights, DE) 

Sep 25 – Webster Hall (New York, NY)^ 

Sep 27 – Wildhorse Saloon (Nashville, TN)^ 

Sep 28 – PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation (Newport, KY)^ 

Sep 29 – Kemba Live! (Columbus, OH)^ 

Sep 30 – HISTORY (Toronto, Canada)^ 

Oct 1 – Saint Andrews Hall (Detroit, MI)^ 

Oct 3 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)^ 

Oct 4 – House of Blues Chicago (Chicago, IL)^ 

Oct 6 – The Rave/Eagles Club (Milwaukee, WI)^ 

Oct 7 – The Admiral Theatre (Omaha, NE)^ 

Oct 8 – Summit Music Hall (Denver, CO)^ 

Oct 11 – Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA)^ 

Oct 12 – Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR)^ 

Oct 15 – Whitney Peak Hotel (Reno, NV)^ 

Oct 17 – Ace of Spades (Sacramento, CA)^ 

Oct 18 – The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA)^ 

Nov 6 – Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles, CA)^ 

Nov 19 – Wonderfront Music Arts Festival (San Diego, CA) 

* w/ blackbear 

^ w/ Palaye Royal 

ABOUT MOD SUN 

With a career spanning over a decade, very few musicians have accomplished what Minnesota native MOD SUN has. With the release of 4 albums, 3 EPs, 6 mixtapes and more than 100 songs, he has amassed global recognition and widespread industry respect. MOD SUN, which stands for “movement on dreams, stand under none,” started out as a drummer for two popular punk rock bands in the early 2000s, Four Letter Lie and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. After several years of national and overseas touring, he decided to step out from behind the drums to pursue a solo career. Throughout his prolific career, MOD has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Avril Lavigne, Machine Gun Kelly, G-Eazy, blackbear, Gashi, Iann Dior, Nipsey Hussle, gnash, Travis Barker, Schoolboy Q and John Feldmann. With a new album coming late 2022, there’s no slowing down for MOD SUN. 

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