The indie-rock duo Flagship showcases their new song “The Ladder.” The North Carolina natives share a gripping message on their pleading track. Listening to “The Ladder” for the first time was very relatable to me. It talks of how as members of a society, we just are expected to climb that ladder. So many of us do, and yet we end up in the same place.

The lyric “I’ve been working overtime,” really resonates with me as a young person, because I try to work as much as possible while balancing school and my personal life, which at times can be rough. The message I ultimately took away is that you can climb your ladder, but go at your own pace…or don’t at all. It’s your life and it’s up to you.

Tour Dates with Blue October
4/18 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
4/19 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
4/20 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/21 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
4/22 Flint, MI – Machine Stop
4/25 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
4/26 Toronto, ONT – Opera House
4/27 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
4/29 Wilmington, DE – World Café Live at the Queen
5/2 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
5/3 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
5/4 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
5/5 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
5/9 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
5/10 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
5/13 Springfield, MO – Gillian Theatre
5/16 Colombus, OH – Athenaeum
5/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
5/18 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
5/19 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
5/20 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore So

Keep up with Flagship here.

Abby Trapp