Cleveland metalcore band Sink The Ship released their new single “Demons” and its accompanying music video that was directed by Vince Lundi. The heavy track, which explores the experience of living with anxiety and depression, is their first release via the record label Arising Empire.
About the single, vocalist Colton Ulery stated:
“It’s about coping with depression and anxiety. It’s sort of broken down into phases. The first verse is sort of reflective and explains how draining living life the way I do can be. The second verse paints a picture of what a panic attack feels like. The choruses are meant to be the light at the end of the tunnel of the bridge between bad times/experiences.”
Sink the Ship erupted into the underground heavy music scene with their pop-punk infused brand of metalcore in 2012. After some independent EP releases, the band signed to SharpTone Records for their debut full-length ‘Persevere’, which is a masterful blend of melody, metallic aggression, and brazenly honest lyrics. The album featured cameos from Bert Poncet of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and Levi Benton of Miss May I.
When dealing with anxiety and depression, it can be easy to get stuck in an endless loop of antidepressants, alcohol abuse, and reliving past trauma. If you are not careful, the cycle can consume you and make it hard to decipher between false memories and reality. It is during these dire times that we can often find mental clarity in music. Sink The Ship frenetically explores these thoughts in the lyrics of their new single “Demons” and in its music video by depicting an undesirable therapy session.
Photo Credit: Vince Lundi