Saves The Day have been making music for the past fourteen years, along the way building a rabid fan base and writing beloved emo albums like Through Being Cool and In Reverie. The band has been through myriad line-up changes with now only singer Chris Conley as the original member and just released their first full length album, Daybreak, in four years. So the question is, how does someone go from putting out their first album while still in high school to headlining major shows and playing those same songs at the age of 31? It's a question Conley tries to answer in Saves The Day's new short documentary Finding Daybreak.
The 22 minute film follows Conley as he takes us to how he put together the band's current line-up, his struggle with his anxieties, and how without music, he wouldn't be anywhere at all. The film jumps around in tone, at times showing Conley acting playful and light-hearted as he mimics a bass line with his mouth. At other times, he bares his soul, discussing personal issues like therapy, fatherhood, the crushing feeling of being overwhelmed, and dealing with the pressures of success. Finding Daybreak is a rare peak behind the curtain that most musicians put up. Be sure to check it out below.
Be sure to check out our interview with the band on their 10+ years making music.