Oh boy, when The Amity Affliction dropped Misery last year, two things happened. One was, you probably heard the album and instantly hated it, criticising it for sounding so different to what they’ve done in the past and refused to like it… then, over a period of a few days to a week, it started growing on you and you realised “hey, this isn’t so bad, some of these songs are catchy as fuck!” and I guarantee, one of those songs was ‘Drag The Lake‘ which features frontman Joel Birch doing some impressive clean vocals.
Well, the lads have just released a music video for that song in particular and they’ve gone back to the early days of telling a metaphorical story based around the song’s meaning, this time is the struggle someone faces with their mental illness and how it keeps dragging them down.
I reckon they’ve done a pretty good job of this one which just makes the song that extra bit special now. The video is also the first to feature new drummer Joe Longobardi. Fingers crossed they jump on ‘Set Me Free‘ next…
Revisit The Amity Affliction frontman Joel Birch chatting all about the band’s new album Misery during his co-hosting duties on Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall Episode #52 right here
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