Fresh off the release of their new single, “Balance”, New York melodic hardcore band Hollow Bones have premiered the official music video for the track via Alternative Press. Directed by Paul Robinson and Sashia Dumont the visuals for “Balance” are rife with metaphors of the hold that mental illness can have on its sufferers and those around them.
Vocalist Patrick Anthony says of the song “it’s about trying to love someone with mental illness. Obviously mental illness takes a horrible toll on those suffering from it but it also takes a significant toll on those who care about the victim.” In the case of the video Anthony and Sharon Malfesi (guitar/melodic vocals) portray two people whose illnesses intertwine. “Balance” is the first part of a two-part video cycle that will continue with the second new single “Collapse” to be released in October.
The band also wanted to release the following statement: This video may contain images that some people find distressing or disturbing. The purpose of said images are not for shock value, but to make people unfamiliar with self-harm aware of how horrible it can be for both the person involved, and the people around them. Hollow Bones are strong proponents of mental illness awareness and we strongly encourage those suffering to get help, and to reach out to those that love. If you are in danger of hurting yourself or are having suicidal thoughts, please call 1 800-273-8255 immediately. Always tell the people you love how much they mean to you, as we are not guaranteed a second chance.
WARNING: this video may contain images that are disturbing and triggering to some.** balance//collapse merch available at: http://hollowbones.bigcartel.com/ Official Website: http://www.hollowbonesny.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hollowbonesny Bandcamp: http://hollowbonesny.bandcamp.com Instagram: @hollowbonesny Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hollowbonesny Recorded and Produced by Brendan Williams at www.gain-stage.com Co-produced by Ryan Tuck O’Leary of Fit For a King Mastered by Mike