The American alternative rock band The Driver Era’ dropped its new single ‘Take Me Away’ on July 10, 2020. The latest song was the third release during the quarantine by the band,.

The band was initiated by the brothers Rocky Lynch and Ross Lynch in 2018.


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Earlier in April, the rock duo released two singles: 'OMG Plz Don't Come Around' and 'Flashdrive'.

The Lynch siblings are involved in writing, performing, and producing most of the tracks of the band and the summer tune ‘Take Me Away’ is one of them.  

The duo did an Instagram live chat on July 11, 2020, to celebrate the song. The chat was joined by 20k fans. In the live chat, Ross Lynch shared that the song was written by the duo when leaving Vancouver.

…This song Rocky and I were writing when we were leaving Vancouver and for some reason, I knew then that was probably gonna be the last time. I didn’t really say that to many people. I just started feeling that…It just felt like the last time.

"Ummm so, we wrote this song. And coincidentally it came out around the same time that we found that we are not gonna go back," Ross explained.

"That is actually…extremely crazy," Rocky Lynch added.

In the live session, American actor/singer Riker Anthony Lynch—the elder brother of the duo—told that they would be recording the video of the song on July 13, 2020.

‘Take Me Away’ hit around 82k Streams on Spotify on the Second Day of Release

...Going back, it was so fun, now it's over

Tears to a fire, I'm not a liar

Holdin' off, going too fast, feel the whiplash

Need another ride home

So come on, take me away

Ooh, ooh, ooh

Come on, take me away

Ooh, ooh... 

The song created a buzz among the fans soon after the band released the trailer of the song on July 7, 2020.  

The Driver Era fans waited excitedly for the song that was scheduled to be released on July 10. And the song streamed 49k times on Spotify on the first day of its release.

The song handle  #TakeMeAwayIsOut was then trending as number 1 in Argentina. 

By the end of the second day of release, the song hit around 82k streams on Spotify.

The single has also has been viewed more than 60 thousand times on Youtube as of July 17, 2020

With ‘Take Me Away,' the band has also created a new record for itself with 49k streams on the day of its release. Previously, the band’s popular song 'A Kiss' had 41k views and 'Flashdrive' had around 31k views on Spotify in 24 hours of their respective release.

In June 2020, the band also celebrated 1 million streams on Spotify.

The Driver Era Fans are Expressing Their Fondness for the Song Through Different Art Forms

"…And you got to turn it up loud. It’s a song that can’t be loud enough."

 -Ross Lynch

Very few songs incite imagination and inspire creativity within the listeners. TDE's ‘Take Me Away’ is one among those songs.

It’s just been a week since its release, but the effect of the song can be understood through these arts and expressions by the fans.

Inspired by the song, a humble fan named Alexandra drew her imagination of the song.

Similarly, imaginative fan Luce Bethan shared her perception of the song.

Kreole, an artist from Poland and a huge fan of The Driver era, also did the artwork for the new release.

Another fan, soberstarslwt, drew gif and created a new video of the song

The Driver Era Argentina also started a Smirking face makeover challenge (#TakeMeAwayChallenge) using the audio created with the song Take Me Away.

With this song, the band has also added new members to the list of its fans.

‘Take me Away’ has listed in the list of 'Breaking Alternative' by Apple Music. It is a list that includes songs that are about to make a huge impact.

About the band The Driver Era

The Driver Era – From the garage is a project by Rocky Lynch and Ross Lynch. The band states its music captures a" classical feeling while looking forward."


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The Lynch brothers were previously members of the now-defunct band R5.  

History with R5

R5 was a popular American pop band that officially started in 2009. It included the Lynch duo and their brother Riker, sister Rydel, and family friend Ellington Ratliff. 

The Twitter and Instagram handle that The Driver Era is currently using was previously that of R5. They were replaced to The Driver Era handles in March 2018 and all previous posts from R5 were deleted.

The Driver Era Merchandise

The Driver Era also owns merchandise called ‘TDE Merch Collection 2020’ consisting of sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts, jogging pants, and back-pack. Its merch includes handwriting graphics of band’s tracklist, Forever Always imprinted on sleeves, and artwork from the song ‘Preacher Man’ and its 2019 tour. 

Fans can also buy or listen to the band's music on its website.

The Driver Era Tours

The band was set to be on the US leg of their World Tour from April to June 2020. But, it announced the postponement of the tour on March 17, 2020, due to the pandemic. 

On July 2, 2020, the band announced the rescheduled dates for its US tour on its Twitter and Instagram account. The US leg of the band's tour is now arranged from January 25, 2021, to March 3, 2021.

And on April 17, the band announced rescheduled dates for its UK and Europe tour that is to begin from November 17, 2020. 

Furthermore, the dates for the ten-day Latin America tour would begin from June 17, 2021. 

 As per the announcement, the previously purchased tickets will be eligible for the new dates.