The Void’

If you haven’t checked out the new single from prog-metal outfit Modality then I suggest you go have a listen. The Melbourne based band have just released ‘The Void’ and I have had it on rotation for the last few days. I’m a sucker for anything with a djenty feel to it and this has it in spades. Nigel and Alicia’s vocals bounce off each other, backed by Adam’s intense drumming, to add emphasis to the message behind the song. The accompanying video clip just adds another dimension to the song. The colours chosen for the clip and the visuals really take the song to the dark places that your mind goes when you are in that depressive state.

Vocalist Nigel Jackson wanted to craft a song for people who are “…feeling helpless and searching for the light at the end of the tunnel, especially with the world being currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the feeling of being depressed and empty inside, not knowing if there’s anything you can do to change it, and coming to terms with the uncertainty of things getting better or worse.

It’s also about the fear of becoming numb and desensitised to everything, and the fear of being reckless and destructive in the environment that surrounds you. The surreal visuals of the film clip amplify the feeling of abnormality that we are all experiencing at this time.

Keep an eye on these guys because if this single is anything to go by we are going to be seeing a lot more of them.

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