HIT THE LIGHTS GET IN THE RING FOR “LIFE ON THE BOTTOM” VIDEO PREMIERING TODAY AT ESPN.COM

Hit The Lights have partnered with ESPN.com to premiere a hard-hitting, introspective new video for their song “Life On The Bottom” today.

Watch “Life On The Bottom” now at ESPN.comhttp://es.pn/1FqWNuS

The “Life On The Bottom” video, directed by Kyle Thrash (Modern Baseball, RJD2), documents boxing newcomer Ismael Villarreal as he trains for and competes in his first fight at the Golden Gloves Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“We've worked with Kyle Thrash so many times that we have complete trust in his ideas and abilities,” says vocalist Nick Thompson. “When he approached us about the idea for a video centered around Ismael, we were totally on board. The song made sense with Ismael's struggles and it's great to be able to give him some limelight while we take the back seat!”

"Every time I listened to the song I would always imagine this person training,” adds Thrash. “To me Ismael was a no brainer when it came to casting the video. He embodies everything the song is about. When I met him for the the first time and saw his drive and determination I knew he was the perfect fit. The kid trains six days a week with his father in the South Bronx at John’s Gym and lives and breathes boxing. He uses his god given talent to better himself and go after his dream with such a passion at such a young age, I couldn't help but be inspired.

Hit The Lights’ new album, Summer Bones, is available for purchase at iTunes and  Hitthelights.merchnow.com and is streaming now at Spotify. Catch the band on their tour with Cartel that starts today!

Hit The Lights Tour Dates:

Apr 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 11 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 12 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 14 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 15 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s Music Diner (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 19 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 20 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 22 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Sound Stage (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

Apr 25 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater (w/Cartel, Driver Friendly)

May 1 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues/Side Stage

May 2 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

May 3 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe’s Grotto

May 6 - Ft. Worth, TX - Tomcats West

May 7 - Houston, TX - Walter’s

May 8 - San Antonio, TX - Korova

May 9 - Austin, TX - Red 7

May 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

May 12 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly

May 13 - Greensboro, NC - The Done Denim

May 14 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club

May 15 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall

May 16 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Park Oceanfront

May 17 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium/Upstairs

May 21 - Cleveland, OH - Agora

May 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre

May 23 - Howell, MI - Hartland Performing Arts

May 24 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe’s