Independent hard rock band NeverWake debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Trapped Inside‘ Friday. The video takes audiences on a through a house that serves as the top of a person’s body, its halls serving as the visualization for a person’s mind. As audiences are taken through those halls and even around the outside of the house, the lyrics continue to be presented.
Front man Johnn DiCarlo discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.
“When dealing with anxiety and depression every single day, there are a lot of thoughts and emotions that keep you circling around and around, trapped in your head,” he said. “One thought makes you turn to another, which turns to another, etc. Pretty soon you’re full circle back where you started. It’s hard to break that cycle. With “Trapped Inside” we show those walls that keep us in place and we tear them the fuck down. The song is a rebellion against everything that keeps one inside their own head. This song stood out to each one of us because it has a lot of power, but it has a melodic way of ensnaring someone. It captures people in a way that they can relate. But when it gets to the bridge, people aren’t simply just relating to the concept, they’re a part of the rebellion.”
Along with crafting the song’s lyrics, DiCarlo also was the creative force behind the song’s lyric video. He also discussed the video’s creation.
“I don’t like classifying myself as just a musician,” he said. “No one is ever just one thing. I like to have my hands in a lot of different arts; I like to create. That’s why I decided to go full force in creating the art and lyric video for “Trapped Inside.” If creating music is therapeutic to me, creating a 3D world around a song is straight up medicine. I was able to take the concept of the song and push it so much further. In a way I feel like that’s what it may take nowadays. Whether we like it or not, we are getting out of the age of print. Album art only goes as far as what your spotify single picture looks like. To make this 3D world for this song helped me pair artwork back with music in a new way that can be appreciated by everyone in the new world.”
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Trapped Inside’ is a heavy, metalcore style composition that will appeal to fans of bands, such as In Flames, Killswitch Engage and Avenged Sevenfold with its clean vocals and screaming, and its heavy, melodic guitar lines and pummeling, precise time keeping.
The debut of NeverWake’s new single comes on the heels of a month-long tour with The Veer Union. The band is working on a new EP. It is unknown if the as-yet-untitled record will feature the band’s new single.
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