The Amity Affliction have shared a powerful new song Like Love.
Released today, Like Love was written by co-vocalist Joel Birch for bandmate Ahren Stringer about the passing of their dear friend, Sean 'SK' Kennedy (former bassist IKTPQ, Deez Nuts).
Like Love's deeply personal and powerful emotional message, continues The Amity Affliction's unfiltered approach to songwriting.
It's important for the band that The Amity Affliction draws from personal experience personal and maintains its dedication to facing up to the brutal realities of mental illness within the context of their songs.
Joel Birch is unwavering in his constant use of the music as catharsis, and this song is no different. The song shifts between positive and negative, hope and hopelessness, and draws on an intimate knowledge of drug use and depression and how the two are often inextricably linked in their personal devastation, while also acknowledging the peace for those who suffer once they are gone.
Like Love is accompanied by an official video that was written and directed by Joel Birch.
Watch the video for Like Love now.
TW: Implied drug use and suicidal themes.
The Amity Affliction will headline the all-Aussie Unify Gathering 2022 this January.
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