July 26 — Dark Station offered up an updated take of another of its songs over the weekend.
The band premiered an updated take of its song, ‘Locked On‘ Friday. The song is the second that the band has taken on, following the premiere of its song, ‘Misery‘ last month. Each song is featured in the band’s album, Down in the Darkness.
Neither song was a featured single from the album. The record produced four other singles: ‘Villain,’ ‘No Life,’ ‘Obvious,’ and ‘Heroes.’ The updated take of ‘Locked On’ takes the song in a wholly new direction from the original. Where the original composition is a heavy, intense, guitar-centered work, this take on the song takes more of a semi-goth, piano-driven approach. Even front man Nathan Spades’ vocal delivery is more intense in its presentation even in its subtlety.
Speaking of Spades, he talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview.
“The song is about having motivation and always improving yourself,” said Spades. “I think that’s evident in the first line of the chorus, “I’m locked on, ready to move now.” I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but If you don’t choose to learn from them, then I guess you’re not really progressing.”
The video for the band’s update of ‘Locked On’ features Spades in what looks like a cramped corner of an attic setting. Lighting and special effects are used to heighten the emotional impact of the video and song together.
Gutiarist Kyle Ortt talked about the video treatment during a recent interview.
“We did something a little different for this video,” said Ortt. “Our go-to guy Robyn August wore the director’s hat, but this time we added some animation by the visual fx artist Jay Hemrajani. It’s very visually appealing and I think the audience will enjoy it.”
In other news, Dark Station will launch a brief tour later this summer in support of Down in the Dark. The tour is scheduled to launch Sept. 11 in Las Vegas, NV and to run through Sept. 18 in Tucson, AZ. It features performances in Salt Lake City, UT; Boise, ID; Portland, OR and Reno, NV.
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