Atop the recent release of their EP“Alpha // Survivor”,Drown This Cityare releasing their brand new video for “Stay Broken”.
Much like“Alpha // Survivor“as a whole,“Stay Broken” harnesses the concept of duality and is a personal favourite on the EP for vocalistAlex Reade. There’s a sense of wrestling between falling in weakness and rising in power, captured in lyrics that cry“Go, play dead, They like it better when you’re in your head, Don’t forget to stay broken // Quick, survive You’ll never make it out alive… Yet somehow I survived”.
“Basically I’m speaking to myself,”Readeexplains.“I’m saying, ‘I can bury this pain for you inside, and you’ll fall, and you’ll stay broken, or I can carry this pain and help you heal and you can soar and rise and embrace your strength as an alpha'”.
“The main hook in the lyrics – ‘Alpha, realise your power’ – I think really encapsulates the whole message of the EP and what we believe in. Turn your fight on, don’t be afraid of your own power, your own ability to heal and be strong and be above everyone else, even if it’s lonely up there – it’s where you belong”.
On marrying the song to a video concept,Readeexplains the band wanted to continue down the path of the dark and disturbing themes they’ve harnessed in previous visuals.
“It allows us to further explore our own inner darkness physically and theatrically through what we wear, how we move, in a way we don’t normally in real life”she adds.“We’ve almost got a post-apocalyptic vibe with a touch of steam punk, bondage to represent dominance and submission, power and struggle… In reality we are light-hearted and easy going, so the film clip allows us to show the turbulence and destruction deep within us also”.
“Alpha // Survivor” Tracklist:
1. Don’t Forget To 2. Stay Broken 3. In Your Image 4. Null 5. Love Makes Cowards Of Us All 6. Void
DROWN THIS CITY IS Alex Reade – Vocals Matthew Bean – Vocals/Bass Josh Renjen – Guitar Laurence Appleby – Guitar Anthony Pallas – Drums