Emo favorites Mayday Parade have today (March 6) dropped an emotional new track, "It Is What It Is."

The band began teasing the release of the song earlier this week with some cryptic social media posts. The new tune follows the previously announced "It Is What It Is" Spring Tour alongside Grayscale and Point North, which runs throughout April.

The artwork for "It Is What It Is" appears to be a throwback to the umbrella-clad covers of the band's first three albums, A Lesson in Romantics, Anywhere But Here and Mayday Parade.

In our recent interview with frontman Derek Sanders, the vocalist recalled how Mayday Parade's recent Anywhere But Here anniversary shows had given him a renewed appreciation of the band's second record, stating how the performances "helped me get past some of the negative feelings I had."

The lyrics to "It Is What It Is" are pretty sorrowful in nature, Sanders lamenting how "I won't leave my bed 'cause a part of me is dead / I forgot to face all your pictures down." Check out the complete lyrics below.

Mayday Parade's last album, Sunnyland, came out in 2018. Sanders recently released a solo covers EP, My Rock and Roll Heart, which features songs by Jimmy Eat World and Saves The Day.

"It Is What It Is" lyrics

Yesterday I flew across the world
And started a revolution
Truth be told, I'm tryin' to find myself
In a lovesick evolution

Oh, somebody tell me I'm fine
And that I'm gonna be alright
Oh, 'cause nobody's lookin' to die
When they're happy inside

But it is what it is
And it hurts, make it fast
Well, it is what it is
It gets worse and it lasts
Never had the chance
To promise I'd never let go
You let go
But it is it what it is
And it hurts, make it fast

Today's the day I'm comin' home again
But I'm further and further away, now
I won't leave my bed 'cause a part of me is dead
I forgot to face all your pictures down

Oh, somebody tell me I'm fine (somebody tell me I'm fine)
And that I'm gonna be alright
Oh, 'cause nobody's lookin' to die (lookin' to die)
When they're happy inside

But it is what it is
And it hurts, make it fast
Well, it is what it is
It gets worse and it lasts
Never had the chance
To promise I'd never let go
You let go
But it is it what it is
And it hurts, make it fast

Never got the chance
To promise I'd never let go
Oh, I'll never get the chance
'Cause you'll forever be the reason why
I'm not happy inside

But it is what it is
And it hurts, make it fast
Well, it is what it is
It gets worse and it lasts
Never had the chance
To promise I'd never let go
You let go
But it is it what it is
And it hurts, make it fast (make it fast)

But it is what it is
And it hurts, make it fast
Well, it is (well, it is) what it is (what it is)
It gets worse (so much worse) and it lasts (and it lasts)

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