Imagine, if you will, Davey Havok singing for a slightly more straightforward version of Circa Survive. Sounds pretty awesome, right? That’s what you get with Nashville, Tennessee, quintet ForeverandNever on their new music video for “Wasted War,” taken from their self-titled debut. The song itself is a propulsive post-hardcore number with one of the best bass tones we’ve ever heard, with tinges of alt-rock and a bluesy, pinch-harmonic-laden ending that calls to mind Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage. But it’s the music video, directed by Vince Lundi, that takes the song to another level. It’s loaded with creepy visuals of masked men guided by a hooded figure that climaxes in a burst of violence that will make you never look at a brick the same way again. Frontman Tyler Vinatelli explains:
“One thing I learned during the creation of this video is that I need to be wrapped in a plastic bubble because apparently I’m allergic to absolutely everything outside. The shoot went fast, but was very hot. Especially being in full suits out in the middle of hay fields. Vince Lundi did a wonderful job of seeing our vision for the video and helping us bring all of it into fruition. He’s extremely talented. Music videos were always something I looked forward to as a kid and now getting to do them is really rad.”
ForeverandNever’s self-titled debut is available for free download here.
ForeverandNever currently has two gigs on the docket, so if you’re close to Nashville or Chicago, clear your schedule accordingly:
Aug 22 The End Nashville, TN
Sep 20 Abbey Pub Chicago, IL