Adam Young has a very public, very poignant early Father’s Day gift for his dad.
The electronic one-man band, 30, and his father Randy star in the emotional clip, which was filmed at the Young patriarch’s shop at home in Owatonna, Minnesota.
Over a synthy, country-tinged tune, Young sings of his dad: “He built me a house in the arms of a tree / He taught me to drive and to fight and to dream / When he looks in my eyes, I hope he can see that my dad’s a hero to me.”
“For this Father’s Day, I wrote ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ to tell my dad I love him,” Young says of the one-off song, available to stream or purchase Friday. “As an introvert, I’ve haven’t been overly vocal in telling the people in my life that I cherish them. This song is just my way of telling my dad how much I respect and appreciate him. I only hope to someday be as good of a man as he is. To everyone else, he is a normal guy, but to me he is a hero, and I just wanted to write him a little song to tell him so.”
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