Highly Suspect are a three-piece rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. Just recently they opened for Catfish and the Bottlemen and released their first ever debut album, Mister Asylum. The song Mom is track number six on the album and has a heavy emotional impact on lead singer Johnny. This is what he told The Fader about the song in an interview:
The Fader: Tell me a little about the song “Mom.”
Johnny: “Mom” is a song about hope. You wouldn’t think that at first listen, in fact, you’d probably think the opposite. I don’t think I’m the only one that grew up without a parent, so a lot of people have been telling me how this song resonates with them. It’s really cool knowing that not only is the song therapeutic for me, but also seems to be helping others- my brother included. I was raised by my father from babyhood on. Whether I like it or not, that affects my life even when I’m unaware of it doing so. I had to address it.
This live version was recorded at a show in Oklahoma in 2014, which you can watch down below. A link for the interview with Johnny and The Fader is here.