Creak just dropped a new song and video,
The band, who hail from Newcastle, UK, will be releasing their new album, Depth Perception, on August 18 via Prosthetic Records. The video is chock full of 90s vibes, metalcore, nu-metal, and other influences all across the metal spectrum.
Guitarist Reece ‘Moose’ Boakes of the band says:
“Originally this song was written as the last track in the recording sessions as an end to the album without any intentions of it being a single. However, once we got further into the track, and because of it being at the end of that recording cycle, it felt like a time-stamp of where the band was at after going through the learning process of making a full album and where we’ll be heading next with the project.”
Vocalist Jack Dunn explains:
“Lyrically and tonally throughout the album, I’d talked a lot about my mothers battle with cancer and some of my own struggles watching her fight it. On the majority of Depth Perception‘s songs, we tried to approach it through a art-house horror filter that we’ve referenced a lot in our material to date and through the use of imagery that matched those feelings.
“With this song being written as the end of the album, I wanted it to be blunt and directly get across what I was trying to say with this is album, that I’m terrified of losing my mother. I felt like I had to get those feelings out, and I didn’t want to try and cover it in anything even though it made this song uncomfortable.”
The band say about the David Lynch elements apparent in the video:
“We worked with Zak Pinchin again, as we’d built a really good relationship with him on our previous videos, and he was into nearly all of the media we were taking influence from. We watched a lot of old ‘arthouse’ horror films like Blood of a Poet or anything from David Lynch and we were really inspired by how desperate the tone of those works felt.
“With the band, we never wanted the horror element to be for the sake of having it for shock value. What we liked about those films was how they got across those feelings of anxiety or dread just by how they looked, and we wanted to try and capture some of that.”