Family of the Year – Hero
Family of the Year’s song Hero is a song about a young man looking for more freedom telling his girlfriend that he needs more space, and walking away from the opportunity to be her hero. The music video shows a young cowboy, presumably in Wyoming or another rodeo state, living a simple life of a bull rider and disengaging from a life of being an at-home father. It seems that they’d become pregnant by accident or in whatever way he left the relationship leaving her as a single mother. The somber song tells us that it’s ok for men to not try to be a hero every time, but also doesn’t give us any real justifications or explanations of the situation other than the young father or partner wants to leave for his own personal reasons. Good song and video. I wish they did a follow-up song where the woman in this scenario sang from her perspective.