After teasing us with some artwork and the hashtag #breathenowsuffocate, Infinite Illusion have dropped their new single and video clip, ‘Absence’
The single will be out on Friday 16th October on all major streaming platforms. Hit the link to pre-save : https://infiniteillusion.fanlink.to/Absence
Since the release of their 2019 EP ‘Ill Intent’, Infinite Illusion took some time as a band to contemplate who they are and what their sound would be – a journey championing the exploration of the human condition and unity.
Their latest release, ‘Absence,’ explores the detrimental effects of undiagnosed mental illness and the toll that it has on the body trying to reclaim their self-identity. It is about the loss of identity as result of trauma and the challenges faced on the journey to reclaim normality again.
Drummer Daniel Sergeant says that “Absence was written at a time of discovering I have PTSD; I had a mental breakdown mid-2019. I learned that I’d been holding onto trauma from a young age that was tired of “saving face” and “sucking it up”. We wanted to write something both lyrically and instrumentally that would highlight the journey/challenges other people face when understanding their mental health.“
“We hope that what we have written encapsulates some of these moments. Our message is to let
people know they don’t have to go through struggle on their own, there is hope on the horizon and to stay strong.”
The new single was produced and mixed by Mark Williamson at Keywork Audio (Inertia, Junkhead, Far Away Stables), and mastered by Callan Orr at Avalanche Studios (Stepson, Dream On Dreamer, Young Lions, Hands Like Houses). The videoclip was directed by Elliott Sauvage, who has directed and created videos for PSTCRDS, To The Grave, To Octavia, Forsaker, and more.
Watch Absence here: