Michael Blume’s New Video Asks Us To Feel Each Other’s Pain

Time to let yourself be free

It's an old adage, but it's often true: You are your own worst enemy. If you want to make a change in your life, you're the only one who can do so—even if you do often get in your own way.

With that in mind, there's something comforting about knowing we're all in this struggle to be our own selves together. Michael Blume's latest, "Blunder," is an ode to feeling good about yourself, and not letting the feelings of self-doubt take over. "We all make mistakes by allowing the outside world's ideas of who we should be to infiltrate our own psyches and concepts of self," he says. "We all sit in different places on the bus that is life, struggling with our own demons."

Blume brings that metaphor to life in his "Blunder" video. Strangers, lost in their own separate worlds on a bus, come together in song and, for one brief moment, empathize with one another. Blume adds, "I believe that empathy is a big part of community growth, and I hope the video highlights how alike we all are even when we feel alone with our pain."

Watch it, below.

Catch Michael Blume on tour!

April 7 in Las Vegas, NV at Emerge Impact + Music

May 17 in Washington DC at Union Stage (with Lawrence)

May 18 in Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Steel (with Lawrence)

May 19 in Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club (with Lawrence)

May 20 in Philadelphia, PA at The Foundry (with Lawrence)

May 24 in Los Angeles, CA at Teragram Ballroom (with Lawrence)

May 25 in San Francisco, CA at The Independent (with Lawrence)

May 26 in Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall (with Lawrence)

June 10 in Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival