By DJ Astrocreep
This week’s ‘Video of the Week’ comes to us via Lance King, former vocalist with Pyramaze, amongst other acts, as he brings forth his rather stunning video for new single, ‘Reaction Formation’.
Taken from his second solo album, ‘ReProgram’, released via hia own Nightmare Records earlier this month, the video itself is a combination of Tron and Blade Runner, in a futuristic setting, with a well-crafted alt-rock track showcasing Lance’s top-level vocals to their best.
King says of the song’s video and message:
“It’s an animated visual upload, representing the idea that people often do the opposite of what they truly want because of their fear of others’ reactions, which is a learned coping mechanism that many don’t realize they have. It generally manifests from very judgmental elders growing up, programming a person’s desire for others constant approval. Wearing this mask does not allow a person to be authentic, even to themselves. It puts them on a repetitious cycle that will sabotage their dreams and relationships and ultimately their joys in life, resulting many times in depression and a fatalistic perception of the world.
“The single most powerful thing you can do is unlearn the limiting beliefs you have accepted as truths in your youth. This frees you from the chains that bind, the chains of the subconscious mind.”