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Melbourne heavies The Last Martyr has shared the music video for their crushing new single, Hindsight.
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It was directed by David Owen Blackley of Her Name is Murder Productions (Ocean Grove, Sepultura, Redhook), and throws about a nu-metal energy that is equal parts modern and nostalgic. Matching the track itself, it’s dark and energetic – well worth a view!
“Playing around with the concept of ‘hindsight’, I really wanted to create a music video with many layers,” says Blackley. “The choices we make throughout life in the moment, and in reflection, can offer us many different paths and considerations. I wanted to represent this through the use of multiple images, compositing, many layers sharing the same screen and quick flashes to alternative takes. The scenes give example to the various choices and outcomes which can be presented to us at any given time, and we see this expressed with the band looking through the peephole throughout the music video.”
Sometimes it’s only through the benefit of hindsight we can see situations for how they really were and, well, as they say, hindsight is truly a bitch.
[ Monica Strut ]
Hindsight was produced by Chris Lalic (Windwaker). It is their first single with bassist Ricky Andres. In a statement, frontman Monica Strut explained the track to be about a friendship breakup. “The lyrics came together really quickly as we began pre-production of the track, and I started recalling other instances where I was being manipulated or emotionally abused. Sometimes it’s only through the benefit of hindsight we can see situations for how they really were and, well, as they say, hindsight is truly a bitch.”
The Last Martyr took their rightful position in the spotlight with the 2019 release of Like A Ghost. The track achieved global airtime, national rotation on Triple J Unearthed, and was also featured on several end-of-year lists, including those compiled by Triple J and Triple M.
The band has a stack of new material up their sleeves and plans to unleash new music, videos, and show announcements this year. They will support RedHook at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on May 8th.
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Hindsight is available to stream now.