Though musically ‘If Only’ marks one of the lighter moments on Hyperdaze, it certainly hasn’t been spared in the way of bleak themes and lyrics (see the lines like “don’t pity me, I’m dead already” and “this overwhelming misfortune, let it consume you, let this destroy you, now we’re all doomed”).
On the creation of the track and accompanying video concept, Bergin explains that it pieced together effortlessly. “James (McKendrick, guitar/vocals) put forward the rough draft to us with one line/melody of ‘just let me drown’ and I loved it. I based the rest of the song’s lyrics off that phrase and we went from there,” he explains.
“I wanted to reflect in the video the feeling of hopelessness that flooded my brain when putting the initial thoughts of this song down, where I had come to terms with the fact I was losing myself through those around me who were already lost.”
Chaotic, clever and cathartic, Hyperdaze drops in full this Friday, September 13 via UNFD. Atop the release, Void Of Vision will thrash stages in Australia, Europe and the UK in support of Northlane, as well as take to Heaven And Hell Festival alongside the likes of The Amity Affliction, Crossfaith, Underoath, Make Them Suffer and Trophy Eyes. More details below.
LISTEN TO ‘IF ONLY’ HERE
PRE-ORDER ‘HYPERDAZE’ VINYL HERE