Sept. 1 — Christian metalcore band Life Renewed debuted its latest single this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Vision/Revision‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song is the band’s first new music since the premiere of its then latest single, ‘By Faith‘ more than a year ago.
The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, emotional composition. The screams at times are likened to that of so many death metal vocalist, at others, like the delivery style of Whitechapel front man Phil Bozeman and at others still to that of Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta. The clean vocals meanwhile create some strong harmonies. The instrumentation against those varied vocal styles make for even more interest with its own heaviness.
The lyrical theme featured in the single takes on the familiar topics of mental health while also encouraging those with suicidal thoughts to not give up or give in. Band founder Rob Volkoff talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.
“This single/music film is based on a real-life experience of a suicide attempt I had,” he said. “The video is bringing visually, my experience with the same person who was there for me at that moment. This song features Robert Short (Service of Shadows) on Harsh Vocals & Jarrett Booker (Eyes of Eli) on additional harsh vocals & clean vocals. Robert & Jarrett wrote the lyrics with the mindset of the struggles & hardships I have faced that I wanted to address in this song.”
“This song was written remotely without anyone being in the same room but coming together through online conversations to share this message,” added Volkoff. With the current state of the world & the experiences, everyone has had to deal with, there are more people struggling with depression, suicide, mental & physical health, stress, Anxiety, PTSD, being overworked, among others & this song visually & lyrically highlights those issues with a sense of hope I believe we all can achieve. Robert Short & Jarrett Booker both captured the emotion, intensity & meaning of the inspiration I gave them from my experiences to deliver a powerful, emotionally evoking song that we all hope has an impact on others, Just as they had an impact on me.”
The video for ‘Vision/Revision’ fully illustrates the message in the song’s lyrical theme. It does this as it presents a young man going through those debilitating thoughts of suicide, only to be saved by himself and his friend who cared enough to take the man’s words seriously.
‘Vision/Revision’ and ‘By Faith’ are both expected for inclusion in the band’s forthcoming EP, Launching From Ground Zero. The record’s official release date is under consideration.
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