Times Of Grace featuring Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach from Killswitch Engage have released a video for their track Far From Heavenless.
The track is lifted from the band's second claim Songs of Loss and Separation which was released earlier this year. The Nick Hipa shot video which premiered over at American Songwriter is set in 29 Palms, just outside of the iconic Joshua Tree in Southern California and features the band playing in the middle of the dessert, as day blends into night, revealing both the beauty and terror of such barren surrounds. It is the perfect visual representation of the song's lyrical intention, as Dutkiewicz explains.
I really enjoyed creating this song. It addresses losing faith in something — whether it be organized religion, a person, or even society itself. Judgement is an alienating thing. The video was a lot of fun to make…many thanks to Nick Hipa for coming up with the vision and dedication to get it done.
Leach explores this idea further adding that in his view, the song addresses the hypocrisy of many organized religions.
"This song is a deep cut for me, it reveals the dark undercurrent of the corruption and hypocrisy that can be found in some organized religion. It's about the backlash, criticism, and casting out of those who question and seek more than what is given and spoon-fed. On one side of the message is love and acceptance; on the other is condemnation and alienation. It is one in a series of songs written about an undying thirst and desire for a deeper truth. There is beauty to religion and ritual. But there are some who use this deep conviction for personal gain, manipulation, and even evil."
Watch the video for Far From Heavenless below
Far From Heavenless is the fourth video to be lifted from Songs of Loss and Separation following Bleed Me, Mend You and Medusa, which all serve as an ideal visual accompaniment to an album that has seen Times Of Grace embrace some new sonic and narrative directions across ten tracks. Songs of Loss and Separation is out now.
Watch the video for Mend You below
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