Chosen by Monk
We continue to receive a veritable tsunami of video clips – another 150+ of them in the past week alone – being sent our way in a bid to be the latest recipient of the coveted title and virtual gong of being named our favourite…
Believe me, we do watch all of the submissions, and, apart from those which don’t meet our criteria – i.e., no lyric videos, no straight performance clips and no “playthroughs” – most of them are of an extremely high quality, but there can only ever be one winner… And, to that end, this week’s selection is one that literally hit me between the eyes and had me involuntarily exhaling the word “WOW” as I watched and found myself drawn deeper into it…
Yes, the latest single from Finnish new-age thrashers Lost Society had me unpicking the ‘Stitches’ with the sheer power of both its audio and visual messages. Frontman Samy Elbanna told us a bit more about the song, which is the second single to be lifted from their forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘If The Sky Came Down’:
“Chapter five continues, and we’re heading deeper inside the human mind. Stitches talks about something that is more than familiar for so many people. The fact that no matter how hard you try to mask your traumas and past scars, they always find a way of haunting you until you come head to head with them all. Sometimes you just have to pull out your stitches and let all the blood and hurt come out, before you can finally start healing.”
He continued about the video:
“Vita Pictura has once again delivered a true masterpiece. Once again the intensity and true anguish of the track gets an incredible visual representation, and the viewers will definitely feel what this song is all about. The video has us in scenes of near insanity, but also in our most free state. Just as the lyric says, we feel trapped by our past, until we rip off the last remaining stitches to let it all out and realize we’re not alone.”
- ‘If The Sky Came Down’ is due for release on 30 September. You can join us and get your copy HERE.
- Lost Society play the main stage at Bloodstock on Saturday 13 August. They then return for a series of dates with Blind Channel in September, starting at the Thekla in Bristol on Monday 12 and taking in Glasgow’s Cathouse, Manchester’s Rebellion, the O2 Academy Islington and Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms before finishing at the O2 Academy 3 in Birmingham on Saturday 17.
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