Yesterday, the American alternative rock band Mutemath released an official music video for their single “Monument,” and in the video they tell the true story of Charles “LaLa” Evans. The documentary-style music video was directed by Israel Anthem, and it can be viewed via the video above.

Mutemath’s official “Monument” music video begins with Charles “LaLa” Evans talking about his late wife. They were married just shy of 60 years before she passed away. When she passed away LaLa turned their house into a museum about the life they shared together.

In the rest of the video LaLa is seen watching old home movies, dancing around his home, and dancing in his backyard, which is filled with colorful umbrellas. The entire video was shot inside LaLa’s home, and backyard. He resides in Starkville, Mississippi.

The same day that Mutemath released their official “Monument” music video, they also posted a video of LaLa watching it, which can be viewed here. In the reaction video there’s a small screen in the corner that is playing the official music video, so the viewer can watch what LaLa is reacting too.

On Jan. 25 Mutemath will perform “Monument” live on the daytime talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Also appearing on the show that day will be LaLa, who is going to sit down and talk with Ellen.

The song “Monument” is featured on Mutemath’s fourth full-length studio album, Vitals. The album came out last year on Nov. 13, and this year they will be touring around the world in support of it.

[Verse 1]
There’s a daylight going under
There’s a new spark to discover
And you know we’re not getting any younger
So remember, this is our time

[Chorus]
I wanna drive an open road
Can we go out tonight
Anything goes
Let’s make a monument for our love, our love
Our love, our love
Let’s make a monument for our love, our love
Our love, our love

 
[Verse 2]
There’s a memory around the corner
There’s an angel on our shoulders
To remind us life is far from over
So remember, this is our time

[Chorus]
I wanna drive an open road
Can we go out tonight
Anything goes
Let’s make a monument for our love, our love
Our love, our love
Let’s make a monument for our love, our love
Our love, our love

[Bridge]
Every night is ours to own
Everywhere is ours to roam
Every sun is sunshine gold
Everywhere
Let’s make a monument for our love, our love
Another monument for our love, our love

[Outro]
Our love, our love, our love, our love
Let’s make a monument for our love, our love
Make a monument for our love, our love


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