A Killer’s Confession release a lockdown influenced video to accompany the heavy-hitting and alt-metal sound on track Last Chance.
If there’s anything good that’s come out of lockdown, it’s the creativity of people as they carry on doing the things they love but adapting to the current situation. This has definitely been seen in the heavily hit music industry with musicians taking part in ‘virtual concerts’, specific covid19 related releases, and in the case of band A Killer’s Confession, a tailored music video abiding by the rules of lockdown.
The video is for recent track Last Chance and sees the band cleverly taking on their respective parts separately from wherever they’re self-isolating via the power of the internet and video technology. This was then edited and mixed into something unique to our time and age. Starting with singer Waylon Reavis at home on a condenser mic, the subtle beginnings grow into big alt-metal guitars as we’re introduced to the rest of the band playing in their separate lockdown places of solace. The energy of the track may not connect with the video in a way that we’re used to but it still gives off a certain passion, especially in the more quiet and contemplative sections.
As the track bellows onward, Reavis’ vocals get more confident and the chorus really comes out of its shell with powerful guitar work and catchy rhythms. The track features some nice changes throughout that keep it interesting, but perhaps at times could transition a little cleaner from the settled and subtle to the harsh and heavy.
There’s also an element of light-heartedness to the video with the band seemingly going to measures to stay sane by playing video games, getting frustrated with playing cards and even staring at phones on the toilet. It’s a good message to include as its something we’re all going through and makes the track and video more relatable.
Last Chance is a well-tailored track that rises and falls where necessary to benefit from the dark and the light. Its layout is something we can all relate to at the moment with the peaks and troughs we’re all experiencing. The video’s clever ideas and mixing and will be something the band will remember fondly when we all eventually get back to normality.