Pop-rock group, Mainland have released their inspirational new song, “Hometown” today. The bittersweet love letter to one’s hometown serves as a perfect anthem for anyone who has ever felt the urge to break free their surroundings and get out. Listen to the track now below.
Of the song, frontman, Jordan Topf said:
I grew up in a tiny beach town about an hour and forty five minutes south of San Francisco. It’s a doubled-sided stoner paradise – miles of Pacific Ocean with a dark underworld to it. They shot the movie The Lost Boys in Santa Cruz for a reason, the weirdos and transients roam the streets after dark.
In writing this song I wanted to channel that feeling of escaping to a big city like New York or Los Angeles and breaking free from the surroundings that haunt your teenage life. A lot of the friends I made and spent time with as a teenager who got stuck in Santa Cruz turned to black tar heroin. It’s become a serious epidemic and I lost many friends to drug abuse. Some of my best friends found solace and sobriety in support groups others didn’t make it. The song is extremely special to me for that reason because I battled to break out of my drug ridden community to chase my dreams in New York where I met Corey and Alex and formed Mainland. I always knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel.
Many children in America are trying to run away from things that may hurt them, destroy their relationships, or lead them down a dark path. I just hope the song inspires people to hang on and chase their passions, knowing that there’s always someone who understands them out there. Outside of that small town reality that may be bringing them down there is a place and another person out there that sees the world the way you do.