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Hard hitting Sydney emo foursome Father Deer Hands have unveiled their gut-punching new video for single Let It Wither today, a heart-rending exploration of standing tall while facing inevitable setbacks. Watch it below:
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Produced, mixed, and mastered by Mackenzie Begg (Bare Bones, Together In Tragedy), the track “unfolds as an unfiltered and impassioned post-hardcore anthem, maintaining relentless intensity from start to finish. It serves as a quintessential showcase of Father Deer Hands‘ trademark style, featuring technical guitars, driving rhythms, and the emotionally charged vocal expressions of frontman Matt Betmalik,” the band said in a statement. The video was produced by Corey Nathan.
The track definitely wastes zero time, launching into a powerslam of riffs right from the beginning. The band also states Let It Wither “track demonstrates a refined and mature approach to their signature style, where each note, lyric, and nuance has been thoughtfully considered.”
“Let it Wither is about accepting defeat,” says vocalist Matt Betmalik. “I’ve been caught up in the things I can’t change a million times over, and it won every single time. At some point, we have to be okay with losing to a degree. Unfortunately, we can’t control every aspect of life, and that’s completely fine. It has to be fine.
“This sentiment is perfectly encapsulated by the lyric, ‘Let it wither / Watch the flowers die / my petals decay on the floor.’ The song serves as a compelling reminder to embrace life’s challenges rather than being entangled in the emotional web that comes with the inevitable adversity of life.”
Diverse emo powerhouse Father Deer Hands formed in 2019 by a group of friends who want to transcend the current confines of the heavy genre. Father Deer Hands rose to prominence quickly, opening the 2022 Good Things Festival alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, and NOFX. To date, they have performed unforgettable gigs with Papa Roach, The Used, Saosin, Tiny Moving Parts, and The Getaway Plan. Their best live performances were seen during an 2022 east coast tour to promote their EP. They’ve also played as part of the Reboot Festival alongside the likes of Young Lions, Rumours and Future Static.
We also said of their earlier release, “Sad Souls Don’t Float Upstream is a pretty incredible debut effort that offers a wealth of soundscapes that’ll be sure to keep any fan of alternative or heavy music entertained.”
Father Deer Hands are Betmalik, Wade Garnett on guitar, James Garnett on drums, and Tyson Ryan on bass guitar.