In just a few short weeks, Austin metallers Runescarred (ex-Dead Earth Politics) will release their debut EP, We Are. Drawing influence from various areas across the heavy music universe, We Are delivers three tracks that will appease metalheads from all walks of life.
In anticipation of its release we have parterered with the band to bring you the official music video for the EP’s second track, “A Darker Man”. Weaving in-and-out of acoustic ballads and hard rock fervor, this new track is undoubtedly infectious. Vocalist Ven Scott said the following of the song/video:
“‘A Darker Man’ is a cathartic song for me. Lyrically, I drew from probably one of the heaviest and most disappointing times I have gone through with my art. In the last year many accusations and fingers were waggled in my face and I started questioning my own motives and actions. “Was this the right thing to do?” “Did I over react?” “Am I the problem here?” This tune addresses that and allows me to wear my vulnerability on my sleeve. Sometimes you have to get broken down to become empowered.
For the video, we shot it in the historic Red Top Jail in Llano, Texas. Contextually, imprisonment seemed very poignant especially when paired with teh content of my lyrics. Then I shot a horror film called Date From Hell. I could give you some deep meaning for using the footage but, fuck it. I wanted to co-promote my band and my movie (which Tim is scoring, by the way)!”
Check out the video below.
We Are will be released on June 29.