Dark Station Premieres ‘Misery’ Acoustic Take, Companion Video

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Dark Station revisited one of its songs over the weekend.

The band released a reworked take of its song ‘Misery‘ and debuted a video for the song Friday. The band’s forthcoming EP, Afterlight, will feature the song and reworked versions of four other songs from the band’s 2019 debut album Down in the Dark. The EP’s release date and track listing was not announced in the distributed press release announcing the debut of the song and its video.

While ‘Misery’ was not one of the original singles from Down in the Dark, the album produced four other singles: ‘Villain,’ ‘No Life,’ ‘Obvious,’ and ‘Heroes.’

The musical arrangement featured in the reworked take of ‘Misery’ is a stripped down, acoustic take of the song, which is featured in full in Down in the Dark. That take is a heavier, emo/metalcore style composition.

The song’s lyrical theme centers on a serious topic, according to guitarist Kyle Ort.

“Nathan wrote this song about the relationship between Harley Quinn and The Joker, but I think anyone who has been in a toxic relationship will identify with the lyrics.” he said. “Instrumentally, we put everything together with Jeremy and Brandon Wolfe at Wolfe Studios. I really love how this version of the song turned out. I think it shows a different side of the band and I think a lot of people will appreciate that” said Ort.

The video for the acoustic take of ‘Misery’ features Ort, front man Nathan Spades and fellow guitarist David Bruno sitting in a candle-lit studio setting and around a fire pit late in the evening, performing the stripped down take of the song.

Of the song’s video, Ort had the following to say.

“We wanted the video to feel like a live performance, almost like the viewer was in the room with us, so we did the entire video in 2 shots with minimal editing. The film location was Big Bear, California and I remember the temperature dropped to around 20 degrees while we were filming the outside shot. I could barely feel my hands as I was playing guitar. It definitely wasn’t an ideal situation, but we did it!

More information about Dark Station’s new single and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:




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