"This Pain", the new video from Stockholm, Sweden-based modern rockers BLOWSIGHT, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Tim Aßmann at Visionary Moments in Burscheild, Germany. The song comes off the band's new album, "Life & Death", which will be released in North America on April 9 via Eclipse Records.
"The story that this song itself tells, is about getting rid of those demons, or obstacles in life", states BLOWSIGHT singer and guitarist Nick Red. "We all have them, but they are shaped in different ways for different individuals."
In the "This Pain" video, we find ourselves lost in the middle of a corn field, witnessing the apparent "stalking" of a young girl by an individual (performed by Nick Red). As he chases her through the corn stalks, we cut back and forth between scenes of the band performing in an abandoned farm house nearby. The "stalker" diverts his attention to the residents of the abandoned house (performed by BLOWSIGHT band members Seb, Mao and Fabs), where he attacks them. After leaving a macabre scene in the abandoned house, he transforms into a young boy. The little girl immediately recognizes him, as they hold hands and walk off into the distance.
Red continues: "The children in the video (to me) represent the innocent. You know, the part of your life when you're still young, completely free from prejudice, or hatred towards another person, race, sexuality, species, or anything really. You're like a blank piece of paper and what happens throughout the rest of your life colors the upcoming story. That, ironically, is where most of humanity gets lost… The corn fields represent being lost, in a struggling panic to grasp whatever is left of the child you once were. Luckily, the demons (represented by my band members in the abandoned house) get killed, eventually making myself the "fairly" stainless paper again."
A press release states: "Sweden has always been a guarantee for the export of infamous rock bands and epic pop melodies; however… this is rarely combined in one package. BLOWSIGHT have internalized the essence of both, and united them to create an extremely amazing, unique band with epic potential for success."
"I can honestly say that I haven't been this excited about signing an artist to Eclipse for a long, long time," states Eclipse Records president Chris Poland. "BLOWSIGHT are just amazing in every way possible. They're different, fresh, new and just what the music scene needs. I think what makes them so unique is the diversity of their songwriting."
"BLOWSIGHT is like a big melting pot of everyone's favorite music," addsNick Red. "It doesn't matter if it's influenced by METALLICA, QUEEN, LADY GAGA, SHINEDOWN, TRIVIUM or MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE… everything fits together. If we want to break stuff, we write a metal song, if we're feeling emotional, we write a ballad. Sometimes we even write pop songs that sound like they could be on Top 40 stations… to us, it doesn't matter what we play, just as long as we play what we want."
BLOWSIGHT's second album, "Dystopia Lane", came out in the fall of 2010. An EP, "Shed Evil", followed in time for the band's appearance at the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany.
Nick Red (lead vocals/guitar)